Centre for Languages and Literature

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

Merle Horne's current activitities are focussed on the area of neurolinguistics. She is involved in studies that investigate the interaction of prosody and grammar in language processing. The studies have a highly interdisciplinary character and involve the use of brain-imaging techniques available at the Humanities Lab and the Lund University BioImaging Center.

Research

Publications

Books (1)
Editorships (7)
Articles (33)
Book chapters (9)
Conference contributions (57)
Reports (2)
Working papers (8)
Reviews (1)
Supervision at Lund University (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

DEGREES
. 1972: B.A. (French) Dalhousie University, Canada
. 1976: M.A. (Linguistics) University of Ottawa, Canada
. 1987: Ph.D.(Linguistics), Lund University

(INTER)NATIONAL APPOINTMENTS
. 2005-2008: Member in Committee for Research Infrastructures, Swedish Research Council
. 2008: Member of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies’ expert panel evaluating research infrastructures in the Humanities and Social Sciences

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP
. Previous Head of Dept. of linguistics and phonetics, Lund University
. Previous Coordinator of Dept. of Linguistics, Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University

RESEARCH GRANT ADMINISTRATION
. 1992-1996: responsible scientist for HSFR/NUTEK speech technology project ‘Intonation in restrictive texts: modelling and synthesis’, Lund University
. 1997-1999: Responsible scientist for HSFR/NUTEK speech technology project ‘Prosody, grammar and discourse’ (subproject within the national ‘Swedish Dialogue Systems’), Lund University.
. 2001-2002: Responsible scientist for VINNOVA speech technology project ‘The role of function words in the processing of information in spontaneous speech: integrating prosodic and segmental cues’
. 2003-2004: Responsible scientist for VINNOVA speech technology project ’The role of function words in spontaneous speech processing’.
. 2005-2009: Responsible scientist for VR-project ‘Grammar, prosody, discourse and the brain. ERP studies in speech processing’
. 2010-2012: Responsible scientist for VR-project ‘Abstract, emotional and concrete words in the mental lexicon’
. 2011-2014 : Responsable scientist for HT-project 'Humanities and Medicine (HuMe)'
. 2012-2016: Responsible scientist for VR-project ‘Imaging tones: fMRI studies on the processing of prosody in the human brain'

Ph.D.s SUPERVISED
• Co-supervisor for Mikael Noven's dissertation on changes in the brain's microstructure during acquisition of Swedish as L2 (in progress)
. Co-supervisor for Andrea Schremm’s dissertation on the acquisition of Swedish word accents and morphology by speakers of Swedish as L2 (in progress)
. Co-supervisor for Pelle Söderström’s dissertation on processing of prosody in the brain (in progress)
. Co-supervisor for Sabine Gosselke’s dissertation on acquisition of grammatical tone (in progress)
. Main supervisor for Frida Mårtensson’s dissertation Concreteness, Specificity and Emotional Content in Swedish Nouns" (2016)
. Main supervisor for Mikael Roll's dissertation "The Neurophysiology of Grammatical Constraints" (2009)
. Co-supervisor for Gilbert Ambrazaitis’ dissertation Nuclear Intonation in Swedish – Evidence from Experimental-Phonetic Studies and a Comparison with German" (2009)
. Co-supervisor for Petra Hansson’s dissertation Prosodic Phrasing in Spontaneous Swedish" (2003)

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERSHIP
•Foundation Einar Hansen's Fund for Research
•Representative for the HT-faculties in LU's network for support to researchers in issues related to research ethics

MEMBERSHIP IN LEARNED SOCIETIES
. Member of Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi (The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters)
. Member of Vetenskapssocieteten i Lund (New Society of Letters in Lund)

Merle Horne

Professor
General Linguistics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail merle.horneling.luse

Phone +46 46 222 94 32

Mobile +46 72 202 03 86

Room SOL:H415a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00, Lund

Internal post code 20

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