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Guus Kroonen

Guus Kroonen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

  • Historical and Comparative Linguistics
  • Indo-European Studies
  • Nordic Languages and their Linguistics
  • Archaeolinguistics

Current research

  • ERC Starting Grant project 'The Linguistic Roots of Europe's Agricultural Transition' (2017-2022)
  • Riksbanken project 'Towards a new European Prehistory: Integrating aDNA, isotopic investigations, language and archaeology to reinterpret key processes of change in the prehistory of Europe' (2017-2022)


  • Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
  • Germanic Historical Linguistics
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Historical Grammar of Latin
  • Middle Welsh 

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic

    Kroonen, G. 2013 Leiden: Brill. 836 p. (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series, Vol. 11).

    Research output: ResearchBook

  2. Published

    Re-theorising mobility and the formation of culture and language among the Corded Ware Culture in Europe

    Kristiansen, K., Allentoft, M. E., Frei, K. M., Iversen, R., Johannsen, N. N., Kroonen, G., Pospieszny, L., Price, T. D., Rasmussen, S., Sjögren, K-G., Sikora, M. & Willerslev, E. Apr 2017 In : Antiquity. 91, 356, p. 334-347

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Talking Neolithic: Linguistic and Archaeological Perspectives on how Indo-European was Implemented in Southern Scandinavia

    Iversen, R. & Kroonen, G. 14 Sep 2017 In : American Journal of Archaeology. 121, 4, p. 511–525 15 p.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

Selected activities

  1. Beyond Simplistic Narratives: Can Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics go together?

    Kroonen, G. (Organizer), Wolfgang Haak (Organizer), Philipp Stockhammer (Organizer)
    1 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

  2. Trið råðstemną um övdalskų / The Third Conference on Elfdalian

    Kroonen, G. (Organizer), Hansen, B. S. S. (Organizer), Yair Sapir (Organizer)
    7 May 20158 May 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of and participation in conference

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