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Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

I am Professor of English Linguistics and member of AcademiaNet - Outstanding Women Scientists in Europe, and of Academia Europaea. I was Chair of the Scientific Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2013 - 2015) and of Linguistics (2010 - 2015) at The Swedish Research Council and from 2019 President of the Royal Society of Letters in Lund.

My research concerns the dynamics of meaning-making in human communication and is situated within the theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Central to this approach is the meaningfulfunctioning of language in all its guises and all its uses in discourse. I use different empirical methods – corpus techniques as well as experimental techniques of different kind to contribute to a better understanding of what linguistic expressions reveal about human interaction, perception and cognition, and inversely how they influence and give rise to patterns and structures innatural language use.

Research

About the research

I am Professor of English Linguistics, Member of AcademiaNet - Database of Outstanding Women Scientists in Europe - an initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, in cooperation with the journals Spektrum der Wissenschaft, and Nature, and Member of Academia Europaea.

I was Chair of the Scientific Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2013 - 2016) and of Linguistics (2010 - 2016) of The Swedish Research Council.

Publications

Books (5)
Editorships (8)
Articles (42)
Book chapters (29)
Conference contributions (120)
Working papers (5)
Reviews (1)
Supervision at Lund University (8)

Research portal (Lund University)

Administrative

Tasks

  • Manager of Research and Research Education at English Studies
  • Member, Board of Section 4, Centre for Languages and Literature

Other tasks and qualifications

Carita Paradis

Professor, Manager of Research and Research Education
English Studies
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail carita.paradisenglund.luse

Phone +46 46 222 75 49

Room SOL:H327

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20