Victoria Johansson

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

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Languages and Literature
  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


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 for cognitive aspects of writing. I have studied language production in real time in both writing and speaking. Particular focus is on the process behind a written text: what happens during writing? What is changed, and when? When do writers think and plan, and when do they read during writing? Through the years I've been involved with 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 engaged in a collaboration 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, in a study on how discourse is created in spoken language, and in a study on how children with different degrees of hearing spell. I'm also working on different aspects of comparing writers processes across ages.   

Recent research outputs

Gärdenfors, M., Victoria Johansson & Schönström, K., 2019 Sep 17, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Victoria Johansson, 2019 Aug 16, p. 364-365.

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