Me loitering about the restrooms. I'm a 'maƮtre d'enseignment et de recherche / Lehr- und Forschungsrat' (which I think corresponds to 'senior lecturer' elsewhere. I get a pay check at the end of the month is all I know) at the Department of Multilingualism at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

I studied English and Swedish literature and linguistics at Ghent University (B.A., 2007) and got my Master's in European linguistics at the University of Freiburg in Germany (2010). I then briefly worked at the Department of Scandinavian Studies in Groningen (project Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages) before finally coming to Fribourg to do my PhD(2014).

Apart from persuing my own research interests (e.g., about multilingualism in closely related languages), I regularly collaborate on projects at the Institute of Multilingualism (e.g., on heritage languages, language aptitude, and lexical richness).

Contact

University of Fribourg
Multilingualism and Foreign Language Teaching
Rue de Rome 1
CH-1700 Fribourg
Switzerland

jan.vanhove@unifr.ch