University degrees and post-doctoral experience
Jürg Schwyter holds a BA in English, linguistics, and history from the University of Pennsylvania (1989) and a PhD from the University of Cambridge (1994). After a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College, University of Oxford, he was a lecturer in English language and linguistics at various Swiss universities and a post-doctoral assistant (C1) at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. He joined the University of Lausanne faculty in 2001.
Having retired as professor from the University of Lausanne in 2020, he is now a private scholar specialising on strokes and aphasia as well as socio- and historical linguistics.
Visiting professorships in various Swiss universities, including Berne (2003-04), Zürich (2004-05) and Fribourg (2003; 2005-06).