Professor of Psycholinguistics, Chair/Director of Lund University Humanities Lab. I study acquisition and processing in L2 and multilingual speakers, targeting semantics, discourse, and gesture production and comprehension. I hold a Wallenberg Scholar grant, Embodied bilingualism, and lead the group Language Acquisition, Multilingualism, and Teaching (LAMINATE) w. J. Granfeldt.
I headed The Dynamics of Multilingual Processing at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 2003-2009 (w. P. Indefrey), and co-founded the Nijmegen Gesture Centre (w. A. Özyürek), the first of its kind. I was area editor of Cognitive SLA in the Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2012 w. J. Williams), Associate ed. of Language Learning (2009-2014). I am now Editor of Language, Interaction and Acquisition, Assoc. Ed. of Frontiers in Psychology, and Info ed. of Gesture. I was Vice-President of the European Second Language Association 2000-2007. I received its Distinguished Scholar Award in 2019.