Name:Institute for Language and Folklore
About:The Institute for Language and Folklore is responsible for language planning and disseminating knowledge about languages, dialects, folklore, names and intangible cultural heritage in Sweden
Entity Type:Swedish government agency
Address:Box 135, 751 04 Uppsala
Location:59.85882 , 17.63889
History:In June 2006 the Swedish government decided to centralize the Swedish language preservation institutes, starting on the July 1, 2006. The former name, Swedish Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research (Swedish: Språk- och folkminnesinstituet) was changed to the current name.
Other activities:The institute is, among other things, responsible for the ongoing publication of Sveriges ortnamn (a dictionary of all Swedish placenames) and Sveriges medeltida personnamn (a dictionary of medieval Swedish personal names).
Others:The institute consists of several, originally independent, units, located in different Swedish university towns