Gjert Kristoffersen

Posted: July 2021

The LSA regrets to announce the passing of LSA member Dr. Gjert Kristoffersen (13 Aug 1949-29 May 2021), professor of linguistics with a specialization in phonetics and Norwegian prosody. Kristoffersen joined the LSA in 1979 and started his career in linguistics as a candidate in Philology at the University of Bergen in 1978. Later he went on to work at the University of Bergen, the University of Tromsø, the University College in Agder, with visiting positions at the Vrije Universiteit, the University of California, and the University of Wisconsin. During his career he served as a Research Director, Department Head, Vice Dean and Dean, and was committed to continuing research after retiring in 2018.

This In Memoriam prepared by his colleagues at the University of Bergen reflects the positive and important impact he had on the field and on his colleagues.