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Alf Lombard and the Academic Study of Romance Languages in Sweden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
2012 (English)In: Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskaps-Samfundet i Uppsala, ISSN 0349-0416, 53-61 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The "Alf Lombard Year" 2012 celebrated the scholarly achievements of Alf Lombard (1902-1996), Professor of Romance Languages in Lund 1939-1969. This article provides a brief survey of his academic career from its starting point at Uppsala University.

Alf Lombard dealt mainly with what he considered the four major Romance languages, i.e. French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives thus establishing his linguistic credo. He worked strenuously to introduce Romanian in the Swedish academic agenda.

Alf Lombard both leaned on and added to an already existing tradition into which he was initiated during his academic years spent in Uppsala, leading up to his doctoral dissertation in 1930. The article takes into account these early years as well as the long defining period in Lund. It puts his academic work into the broader context of the developing Romance scolarship at the national as well at the international level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala, 2012. 53-61 p.
Keyword [en]
Alf Lombard, Romance Languages, French, Romanian, Spanish, Italian
Keyword [sv]
Alf Lombard, romanska språk, franska, rumänska, spanska, italienska
National Category
Specific Languages
Research subject
Romance Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225593OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225593DiVA: diva2:721671
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-09-17Bibliographically approved

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