Carl “Calle” Börstell


My name is Carl “Calle” Börstell. I am an Associate Professor (Norwegian “førsteamanuensis”) at the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway.


I hold BA, MA and PhD degrees in linguistics from Stockholm university, where I also received the title of docent.

Research interests

My research interests include

  • signed languages,

  • iconicity,

  • morphology and grammaticalization,

  • cross-linguistic and cross-modal comparison and

  • corpus linguistics and quantitative methods.

I also do programming, mainly for various sign language applications, using R and Python (see Software & Resources) and I’m also into dataviz.