- English Studies
- Centre for Languages and Literature
Helgonabacken 12, Lund
Box 201, 221 00 Lund
Internal post code 20
My current research project, funded by The Kamprad Family Foundation, investigates how adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder use language to describe their sensory experiences. I am interested in language and communication tied to various disabilities, in particular Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Tourette Syndrome, and in my research I have considered how individuals with these disabilities convey their personal experiences using language, gestures and pictures.
My research departs from the assumption that human cognition and language are shaped by our bodily, multisensory experiences. In my research, I consider how different ways of functioning in and perceiving the world are reflected in language use, as well as in communication more broadly. I am especially interested in how individuals with autism, anxiety disorders, and Tourette Syndrome convey their sensory experiences, emotions, and thoughts.
- Hartman, J. (2013). Bit : An examination of the explanatory power of a meaning potential approach to the description of lexical meaning. Stockholm University. Dissertation.
- Hartman, J. & Paradis, C. (2021). Figurative meaning in multimodal work by an autistic artist: a cognitive semantic approach. Language and Cognition, 13, 1-33. Cambridge University Press.
- Hartman, J. (2019). Conditionals in therapy and counseling sessions : Therapists' and clients' uses of what-if constructions. Journal of Pragmatics, 140, 112-126. Elsevier.
- Hartman, J. (2018). Constructions of contrast in spoken testimonials on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Language and Cognition, 10, 83-109. Cambridge University Press.
- Hartman, J. & Paradis, C. (2018). Emotive and sensory simulation through comparative construal. Metaphor and Symbol, 33, 123-143. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Hartman, J. (2017). Premonitory urges and Touretting volcanoes : Force construal in personal narratives on Tourette Syndrome. Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 15, 155-183. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
- Hartman, J. (2016). A meaning potential approach to lexical meaning : the case of bit. English Language and Linguistics, 20, 85-106. Cambridge University Press.
Conference contributions (3)
- Hartman, J. & Paradis, C. (2018). Ways of simulating sensations and emotions through language.
- Paradis, C. & Hartman, J. (2017). Comparative construal for vicarious sensory and emotive experience.
- Hartman, J. & Paradis, C. (2016). Like God’s own Sneeze : Force as a basis for comparative and contrastive construal in narratives on Tourette Syndrome.