Kjell Gustafson's homepage - Professional background

Outline of my professional background:

  • I studied Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and Linguistics at the University of Oslo.

  • I was at the Queen's College, at the University of Oxford, England, in 1974-75, studying Classics and Comparative Philology.

  • I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Classics, now part of the Institute of Classics and Romance Studies (Klassisk og romansk institutt), University of Oslo, until 1980.

  • Between 1981 and 1983 I studied Classics at the Queen's College, Oxford, and, between 1981 and 1986, Phonetics at the Phonetics Laboratory in Oxford.

  • In 1986-87 I was a lecturer in Phonetics and Linguistics at Lancashire Polytechnic in Preston, England, now The University of Central Lancashire.

  • From 1987 to 1989 I was a lecturer in Phonetics and Linguistics at the Institute of Phonetics and Linguistics, now part of the Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen.

  • In 1989-90 I was a lecturer of English Linguistics and Phonetics at Telemark College in Bø in Telemark, Norway.

    Since the summer of 1990 I have lived in Sweden and until April 2012 worked part-time at Acapela Group Sweden AB, which develops text-to-speech synthesis systems (previously known as Infovox AB, which was once a division of Telia Promotor AB, which no longer exists as a company), and, until 2012, at the Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH, Stockholm, working as a linguist-phonetician at both places. My research interests in the past twenty-odd years have focused on phonetic and phonological aspects of linguistics, especially prosody, including the structure of poetic metre (metrics). More and more I have concentrated on the interface between fonetics/phonology and speech technology, especially speech synthesis. I have also done work on aspects of syntax, especially the structure of subordinate clauses.

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