Person

Victoria Johansson

Senior Lecturer, Manager of Research and Research Education, Reader

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Assistant Director

  • Humanities Lab

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

My research focusses on language development through the lifespan, on linguistic processes in general, and with special interest in cognitive aspects of writing. A particular focus is on the process behind a written text: what does a writer do during writing? Are there similarities and differences compared to speaking? I have over the years been involved in the development of research methods for investigating the writing process, for instance the keystroke logging program ScriptLog, which also has been combined with eye tracking.

I am currently engage in several collaborations, e.g., a collaboration with educationalists and psychologists that addresses joint attention during collaborative writing. In 2020 a new collaboration starts, involving linguistics, psychology and intelligence studies. It will focus on investigating if it is possible to use knowledge about language production processes in speaking and writing to differentiate between invented and self-experienced stories.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

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 in cognitive aspects of writing. My research has particularly focused on the process behind a written text: what does a writer do during writing? What will be erased, changed and added during the writing process, and when will the writer need to allocate time for planning and revision? Does this differ between writers of different ages and with different expertise? And are there similarities and differences compared to speaking? Through the years I've been involved in 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 engage in several collaborations: a project with speech and language therapists, where we aim at developing new methods to intervene and improve narrative writing for fifth-graders, in a collaboration with literary scholars on poetic writing, and in yet another collaboration with educationalists and psychologists where we study joint attention during collaborative writing. In 2020 I will also start a new collaboration involving linguistics, psychology and intelligence studies, that will focus on investigating if it is possible to use knowledge about language production processes in speaking and writing to differentiate between invented and self-experienced stories. 

Books (1)

Editorships (3)

Articles (11)

Book chapters (18)

Conference contributions (73)

Working papers (3)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

Miscellaneous (4)

Supervision at Lund University (1)

Administrative

  • Manager of Research and Research Education at General Linguistics
  • Member, Board of Section 1, Centre for Languages and Literature

Teaching

Other tasks and qualifications

Assistant director of Lund University Humanities Lab.

Manager of Research and Research Education in General Linguistics.

Member of the steering group at Nationella Språkbanken.

Research awards

Research awards from Inga and John Hain's foundation for scientific humanistic research, 2016.

Eva och Lars Gårdings pris i Lingvistik, utdelat av Kungl. fysiografiska sällskapet i Lund. 2016.

Victoria Johansson

Senior Lecturer, Manager of Research and Research Education, Reader

  • General Linguistics
  • Centre for Languages and Literature

Assistant Director

  • Humanities Lab

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