Humanities Lab

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


Marianne Gullberg is full professor of psycholinguistics at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University. She was recruited from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in 2010. Her research targets adult second language (L2) and bilingual acquisition and processing, and also gesture production and comprehension in acquisition, drawing on multiple methods ranging from speech and gesture analysis to neurocognitive techniques. Recent projects target bilingual processing with a special focus on the nature of meaning (semantics) both in Western and non-Western contexts, the earliest stages of implicit language learning in spoken and signed languages, and the relationship between speech and gestures in learning and bilingualism. In 2012 she was awarded one of 16 Wallenberg Scholar grants for a project on Embodied billingualism, extended in 2017. She has multiple editorial duties, and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, and Academia Europaea.