Aleksandrs Berdicevskis

Assistant Professor at Department of Linguistics and Philology

Visiting address:
Engelska parken
Thunbergsvägen 3H

Postal address:
Box 635
751 26 UPPSALA

Short presentation

I want to know how and why languages change. I am particularly interested in:

  • investigating which extra-linguistic factors affect language change, if any;
  • building and using corpora for research on language change and variation;
  • using experimental methods for studying cognitive and social biases that affect language change.

See more on my personal website.

I also serve as the coordinator of the Uppsala Working Group on Empirical linguistics.

Keywords: language change language evolution linguistic complexity slavic languages computational linguistics experimental models

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My courses


When I am not working, I am with my kids, and when I am neither working nor with my kids, I am dancing tango.

The official Roman spelling of my full name is Aleksandrs, but people usually call me Sasha (that's a common Russian hypocorism).

See more on my personal website.


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