The Department of Linguistics at Lund University has two
sections: Phonetics and General Linguistics, both of which have
undergraduate as well as graduate programmes. Phonetics was
established first, with its first professorial chair already in 1950.
General Linguistics followed in 1969. Today the department consists of
approximately 40 employees, including teachers, research. In 1983 a
professorial chair and a section in Child Language Research was
established at the department. It was replaced in 1998 by a
professorial chair in Language Acquisition. This section conducts
research, gives research student guidance and courses in language
acquisition. A number of researchers or groups of researchers with
sponsorship from different councils and foundations are also connected
to the department.