Victoria Johansson

Victoria Johansson

Researcher, Associate professor in linguistics

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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 leading the research project ”Based on a true story?”, which investigates how knowledge about language production in speaking and writing can be used to differentiate between invented and self-experienced narratives. I have recently finished the supervision of a doctoral project in English linguistics which among other things lead to the compilation of a new corpus of spoken English (London–Lund Corpus 2), and another project where I have collaborated with speech and language therapists to develop new methods to intervene and improve narrative writing for fifth-graders. Other collaborations include a pilot project with literary scholars on poetic writing, and another collaboration with educationalists and psychologists where we study joint attention during collaborative writing.

During the spring of 2022 I am partially on leave to work at Kristianstad University.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Languages and Literature
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics

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