Victoria Johansson

Victoria Johansson

Senior Lecturer, Associate professor in linguistics, Deputy Director Lund University Humanities Lab

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I am associate professor in linguistics with a research focus on language development through the lifespan, on linguistic processes in general, and with a special interest in cognitive aspects of writing. My research has particularly focused on the process behind a written text: what does a writer do during writing? What will be erased, changed and added during the writing process, and when will the writer need to allocate time for planning and revision? Does this differ between writers of different ages and with different expertise? And are there similarities and differences compared to speaking? Through the years I've been involved in several research projects addressing these issues. I use and develop several research methods, and is one of the developers behind the keystroke logging program ScriptLog, which also has been combined with eye tracking. 

I am currently engage in several collaborations: a project with speech and language therapists, where we aim at developing new methods to intervene and improve narrative writing for fifth-graders, in a collaboration with literary scholars on poetic writing, and in yet another collaboration with educationalists and psychologists where we study joint attention during collaborative writing. In 2020 I will also start a new collaboration involving linguistics, psychology and intelligence studies, that will focus on investigating if it is possible to use knowledge about language production processes in speaking and writing to differentiate between invented and self-experienced stories. 

UKÄ subject classification

  • Languages and Literature
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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