Centre for Languages and Literature

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am interested in the relation between language, thought/consciousness and other semiotic resources or systems like gestures and pictures, in particilar in an evolutionary and developmental perspective.
I am involved in Scandinavian Association for Language and Cognition (SALC) and for International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS).


Research groups

  • Language Acquisition We are interested in different aspects of language acquisition, e.g., L1, L2, bilingual and L3 acquisition, attrition, impairment, didactics, methodology ...

Present projects

Completed projects

About the research

Currently, I am involved in the following types of research: (1) bodily mimesis and mimetic schemas as bases for language evolution and development: developmental and cross-species studies; (2) phenomenology and linguistic typology of space and motion; (3) methods and concepts of cognitive semiotics: a new transdisciplinary field for the study of meaning and mind.


Editorships (4)
Articles (26)
Book chapters (16)
Conference papers (8)
Reports (1)
Working papers (1)
Supervision at Lund University (2)


Jordan Zlatev

Cognitive Semiotics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail jordan.zlatevling.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 48

Room SOL:H405b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00, Lund

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