Centre for Languages and Literature

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Professor Psycholinguistics and Director of the Humanities Lab


About the research

My research targets adult second language (L2) and bilingual acquisition and processing, and also gesture production and comprehension in acquisition, drawing on multiple methods ranging from speech and gesture analysis to behavioural and neurocognitive techniques. I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 2000-2009 where I headed the research group The Dynamics of Multilingual Processing 2003-2009 with Prof. P. Indefrey. I am also co-founder of the Nijmegen Gesture Centre with Prof. A. Özyurek, the first centre of its kind. In 2012 I was awarded one of 16 Wallenberg Scholar grants for a project dedicated to Embodied billingualism.


Books (1)
Editorships (12)
Articles (47)
Book chapters (28)
Conference contributions (11)
Working papers (7)
Reviews (1)
Miscellaneous (4)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Editorship international journals (see links in the right hand panel)
- Language Learning
- Gesture
- Language, Interaction and Acquisition

The Rausing Prize in Humanities 2014
Wallenberg Scholar 2012 (http://www.wallenberg.com/kaw/forskning/om-konsten-att-lara-sig-ett-nytt-sprak - in Swedish only)
Eva and Lars Gårding's Prize in Linguistics 2010

Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
Member of the Royal Society of Letters in Lund
Member of the Royal Physiographic Society in Lund
Member of Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund

Vice-president European Second Language Association (Eurosla) 2003-2007; Co-opted Executive Board Member 1999-2002; 2008-2011

PI in the Linnaeus Centre Thinking in Time: Cognition, Communication and Learning' (CCL)
PI in the Wallenberg Network Initiative 'Culture, brain, learning'
PI in the strategic research area eScience:eSSENCE (Uppsala, Lund, Umeå)

Board member the Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies; LUNARC Centre for Scientific and Technical Computing, Lund University

Conference chair of
Culture, brain, learning, a Wallenberg Network Initiative Conference, Lund, 19-21/11, 2014
ISGS 5, the 5th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies 2012: The communicative body in development, July 24-27, 2012

Marianne Gullberg

Humanities Laboratory

General Linguistics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail marianne.gullbergling.luse

Phone +46 46 222 03 89

Room SOL:H508d

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00, Lund

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