Person

Gisela Håkansson

Professor Emerita

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail gisela.hakanssonling.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

I have always been curious about what distinguishes humans from animals. This has led me into research of human language and into the areas first language acquisition, second language acquisition, multilingualism and language impairments.

Some of the questions I have asked are: How do young children acquire their first language(s)? Are there any differences between monolingual and multilingual language development? What characterises language in children with Specific Language Impairment? When is the internal grammar ”fully developed”? How are languages acquired after the age of four? What is the importance of interaction with parents? Which role does the environment play? Is teaching important?

The questions all deal with the unique human language acquisition capacity. My aim is to get an understanding of what it means to be human by looking into the development a human language.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

Books (16)

Editorships (8)

Articles (38)

Book chapters (48)

Encyclopaedia entries (3)

Conference contributions (19)

Reports (2)

Working papers (11)

Reviews (3)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (7)

Supervision at Lund University (4)

Other tasks and qualifications

Gisela Håkansson

Professor Emerita

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail gisela.hakanssonling.luse

Visiting address
Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address
Box 201, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 20

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