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Åsa Abelin

Professor Emerita

Linguistics, Logic and Theory of Science
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41255 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Åsa Abelin

BA in General Linguistics at Stockholm University in 1980. PhD in General Linguistics at University of Gothenburg in 1999.


I do research within the areas non-arbitrariness in language, prosody and emotions, sound symbolism and foreign accent. I am interested in perception and I mainly do psycholinguistic experiments but also corpus studies.


PhD thesis: Studies in sound symbolism


I teach courses in phonetics, also within the logopedics programme (see also the PIL project), psycholinguistics, non-verbal communication and foreign accent.

For a long time I taught linguistics courses at the University of Havana, within the Linnaeus-Palme interchange.

Cooperation with media

Member of the radio program Alltinget 1998–2012

Interview in Vetenskapsradion Språket 2010

Interview in Vetenskapsradion Språket 2011