Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

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My research focuses on language development through the lifespan, with 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.

From 2012 I lead the project Expert writing – divine inspiration or hard work? This project investigates how experienced writers plan and revise their texts. In 2013 I started a collaboration with speech and language therapists, where we aim at developing new methods to intervene and improve narrative writing for fifth-graders.

Research

About the research

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. 

Publications

Books (1)
Editorships (2)
Articles (7)
Book chapters (17)
Conference contributions (54)
Working papers (3)

Research portal (Lund University)

Teaching

Victoria Johansson

Senior Lecturer
General Linguistics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail victoria.johanssonling.luse

Phone +46 46 222 84 36

Room SOL:H426b

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

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