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Professional work

I am Professor of English Linguistics and member of AcademiaNet - Outstanding Women Scientists in Europe, of Academia Europaea, President of the Royal Society of Letters, Lund.

I was Chair of the Scientific Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2013 - 2015) and of Linguistics (2010 - 2015) at The Swedish Research Council,. I am and have been scientific member of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI, Mind, Language and Thought), member of the review panel for Linguistics at the Academy of Finland and expert at the European Research Council in Brussels.


My research concerns the dynamics of meaning-making in human communication and is situated within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Central to this approach is the meaningful functioning of language in all its guises and all its uses in discourse. I use different empirical methods – corpus and computational techniques as well as experimental techniques of different kind to contribute to a better understanding of what linguistic expressions reveal about human interaction, perception and cognition and inversely how they influence and give rise to patterns and structures in natural language use. 

UKÄ subject classification

  • Specific Languages
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics
  • Psychology

Free keywords

  • semantics
  • pragmatics
  • discourse
  • cognition
  • perception
  • sensory meanings
  • stance
  • contrast
  • opposite
  • communication


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