Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a doctoral student in linguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University.

My current research focuses on psycholinguistic aspects of metaphor use in a bimodal and bilingual perspective (see Research section below for further details).

My background lies mainly within the fields of linguistics and cognitive neuroscience and I've conducted experimental research in various domains of human cognition and social-communicative behaviour.

I recently conducted a series of experiments using methods developed in the field of experimental semiotics. The goal was to examine whether the basic syntactic structures of gestural communication systems emerging in a lab setting could be predicted on the basis of structural properties of everyday transitive events.


About the research

The aim of my research will be to advance our understanding of co-speech gesture and bilingualism. To this end, I will investigate the use of different pitch metaphors in speech and gesture in the context of language switching.

I take an experimental approach which will include various techniques and methodologies used in psycholinguistic research and cognitive science more generally.

My research is situated within the Embodied Bilingualism project (see funded by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Research portal (Lund University)

Peer Christensen

Doctoral Student
General Linguistics
Centre for Languages and Literature

Contact information

E-mail peer.christensenling.luse

Room SOL:H507a

Visiting address Helgonabacken 12, Lund

Postal address Box 201, 221 00 Lund

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