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I hold a position as full professor in The teaching and Learning of Swedish, and Reader in General linguistics. My research interest include on language development through the lifespan, and is particularly focused on language production and cognitive aspects of writing: How does a text come into being? Does this differ between writers of different ages, and with different experience? And are there similarities and differences between writing and speaking? Over the years, I have been involved in many research projects that have investigated these issues. I have further been engaged in developing research method, including investigating writing, for example using the keylogging program ScriptLog, which has also been combined with eye movement measurement. Another interest is research infrastructure, which I have been involved in in various ways, for example as deputy director at Lund University's Humanities Laboratory 2018–2021.

From 2022 I am the subject representative for the subject Swedish, and from 2023 I lead the new research environment LiLL (Learning in Language and Literature).

Ongoing research projects include the MAW-funded project "Based on a true story?" (at Lund University, 2020–2025), which investigates how the exploration of language production processes in speech and writing can be used to distinguish between fictional and self-experienced stories, as well as the new VR-funded project "Will writing ever be the same? On AI, Writing Processes and Writing Practices in Secondary School", together with Eva Lindgren (main applicant, Umeå University), Åsa Wengelin (University of Gothenburg) and Carina Hermansson (University of Borås).

My research focuses on language production, language development and writing and is characterized by interdisciplinary collaboration and methodological interest.

Some recent research publications include an article that discusses and exemplifies how to measure cognitive effort in written language production and spoken language production, an article that investigates how linguistic background affects the writing processes in deaf and hard of hearing children, a methodological book chapter that describes how keystroke logging can be used to investigate L2 writing, another methodological book chapter that describes how keylogging can be combined with eye-tracking to investigate typing processes, and a methodological overview chapter of how writing can be examined with keylogging.






I have written texts on cognitive aspects writing processes for the Swedish National Agency for Education's Läslyft, and worked with teacher guidance within Läslyftet. I have also worked with language support activities in preschool, a research circle on reading and writing for active learning, and conducted intervention research in classrooms. I have extensive experience of popular science lectures of various kinds and for different groups – school students, teachers, special education teachers, speech therapists and other professions.

In my research, I have many interdisciplinary collaborations, e.g. with researchers from cognitive science, psychology, phonetics, speech and language pathology and comparative literature.

For several years (2018–2021), I was deputy director of Lund University's Humanities Laboratory (, where I was responsible for the outreach activities. In that role, I met researchers from all faculties, from universities in Sweden and internationally, and also had plenty of contacts with stakeholders, organizations and people in the surrounding society.

2022– Member of the board of supervisors at the Faculty of Education, Kristianstad University.

2022– Member of the steering group of Forskningsplattformen Lärande I Samverkan, Kristianstad University

2022–2024 Member of the steering group of ASLA (Association suédoise de linguistique appliquée) 

2021– Member of the steering group of the research platform LAMiNATE (Language Acquisition, Multilingualism and Teaching), at the Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University

2021 Member of Lund University’s new working group for infrastructure (AGFI) 

2020– Member of the reference group at Folklivsarktivet med Skånes musiksamlingar [‘The Folklife Archives’], Lund University 

2020–2021 Representing Lunds university in the steering committee for the national infrastructure Nationella Språkbanken.

2020–2021 Manager of research and research education for the subject General Linguistics, Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University.

2020–2021 Representative in the Sektionsstyrelsen for Section 1 [Division 1], Centre for Language and Literature, Lund University.

2018–2021 Deputy director of Lund University Humanities Lab.

2017–2021 Member of the board of supervisors in General linguistics, Centre for language and literature, Lund University

2017–2018 Member of a special planning group for working on guidelines for research data storage at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University.

2017–2018 Member of a special planning group advising the Ethical group, with the assignment to suggest how and if student theses should be object to ethical review, at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University.



I teach, supervise and examine courses within the Primary Teacher Education Programme, the Secondary Teacher Education Programme, the Preschool Teacher Programme, the Master's Programme and in Postgraduate Education. My teaching is often related to language learning, writing, speech and language development, text analysis, and research methods and theory.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Developmental aspects of text production in Writing and Speech. , Lund University

Award Date: 2010-Aug-18

External positions

Researcher and reader in General linguistics, Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Centre For Languages And Literature


Reader and lecturer in General linguistics, Centre for language and Literature, Lund university, Centre For Languages And Literature


Swedish Standard Keywords

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics (60201)


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