Here you find information about activities organized by LAMiNATE platform (e.g., conferences, outreach events), and interesting news about LAMiNATE members (e.g., new publications, grants, plenary talks). You also find current and past newsletters (see left menu).


March 2024

Marianne Gullberg and colleauges' new paper: Nirme, J., Gulz, A., Haake, M., & Gullberg, M. (2024). Early or synchronized gestures facilitate speech recall — a study based on motion capture data. Frontiers in Psychology, 15(1345906).

Maria Graziano and Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Graziano, M., & Gullberg, M. (2024). Providing evidence for a well-worn stereotype: Italians and Swedes do gesture differently. Frontiers in Communication, 9(1314120).

December 2023

Marianne Gullberg, Jonas Granfeldt and Alastair Henry's new grant from the LMK Foundation for a LAMiNATE postdoc position.

November 2023

Alastair Henry and colleauge's new paper: Henry, A. & Liu, M. (2023). Can L2 motivation be modelled as a self-system? A critical assessment. System 119 103158

Alastair Henry and colleagues' new paper: Elgemark, A., Henry, A., & Jansson, P. (2023). An affordance-focused approach for working with authentic materials: A practice-research initiative. In G. Erickson, C. Bardel & D. Little (Eds)., Collaborative research in language education: Reciprocal benefits and challenges (pp. 41-46). De Gruyter.

October 2023

Marianne Gullberg, Jonas Granfeldt and colleagues’ new programme grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. The programme is entitled Transdisciplinary Approaches to Learning, Acquisition, Multilingualism (TEAM). More info on the RJ website and in our new TEAM tab.

Jonas Granfeldt, Susan Sayehli, Malin Ågren and colleagues' new paper: Granfelt, J., Erickson, G., Bardel, C., Sayehli, S., Ågren, M., & Österberg, R. (2023). Speaking French, German and Spanish in Swedish lower secondary school: A study on attained levels of proficiency. Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, 17(2), 91-121.

September 2023

Alastair Henry and colleauge's new book: Henry, A. and MacIntyre, P.D. (2023). Willingness to Communicate, Multilingualism and Interactions in Community ContextsMultilingualism Matters. More information.​​​​​​​

August 2023

Henriette Arndt's new paper: Arndt, H.L. (2023). Behaviour, thoughts, and feelings: Informal second language learning through the lens of task engagement. In D. Toffoli, G. Sockett & M. Kusyk (Eds.): Language learning and leisure: Informal language learning in the digital age. De Gruyter Mouton.

July 2023

Marianne Gullberg and colleauges' new paper: Hofweber, J., Aumônier, L., Janke, V., Gullberg, M., & Marshall, C. R. (2023). Which aspects of visual motivation aid the implicit learning of signs at first exposure? Language Learning, 73(S1), 33-63.

June 2023

Marianne Gullberg and colleagues' new paper: Arbona, E., Seeber, K., & Gullberg, M. (2023). The role of manual gestures in L2 processing: A simultaneous interpreting experiment. Frontiers in Psychology, 14(1188628).


We are delighted to welcome Alastair Henry to the Centre for Languages and Literature! Henry has been part of LAMiNATE since the beginning and now he will also be a local member. During the spring Henry started a position as a professor of Language Education: "I am delighted to be a member of this vibrant and truly interdisciplinary environment."

Alastair Henry's new paper. Henry, A. (2023). Multilingualism and persistence in multiple language learning. The Modern Language Journal, 107 (1), 183-201. 

Alastair Henry and colleagues' new paper: Henry, A., Thorsen, C. & Uztosun, S. (2023). Exploring language learners’ self-generated goals: Does self-concordance affect engagement and resilience?  System, 112, 102971. 

May 2023

Marianne Gullberg and colleagues' new paper: Berghoff, R., Gullberg, M., & Kootstra, G. J. (2023). Priming code-switches in non-shared-word-order utterances: Effects of lexical repetition and code-switching experience. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Gullberg, M. (2023). Gesture analysis in second language acquisition. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Jonas Granfeldt, Marianne Gullberg and colleague's new paper: Granfeldt, J., Gullberg, M., & Munoz, C. (Eds.). (2023). Special issue Input in Study Abroad and views from acquisition - Focus on constructs, operationalization, and measurement issues. Second Language Research, 39(1). 

April 2023

Henrik Gyllstad & colleagues' new paper: Bardel, C., Gyllstad, H., &  Tholin, J. (2023). Research on foreign language learning, teaching, and assessment in Sweden 2012–2021. Language Teaching56(2), 223-260. doi:10.1017/S0261444823000022 

Henrik Gyllstad & colleagues’ new paper: Stewart, J., Gyllstad, H., Nicklin, C., & McLean, S. (2023). Establishing meaning recall and meaning recognition vocabulary knowledge as distinct psychometric constructs in relation to reading proficiency. Language Testing, 1-20. (E-pub ahead of print).

February 2023

Gilbert Ambrazaitis, Frida Splendido and colleagues’ new grant from Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The project is entitled “Swedish embodied pronunciation training (SwEmP)” (Gester i den svenska uttalsundervisningen).

January 2023

Henriette Arndt's new paper: Arndt, H. (2023). Construction and validation of a questionnaire to study engagement in informal second language learning. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1-25. doi:10.1017/S0272263122000572


December 2022

Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Gullberg, M. (2022). Why the SLA of sign languages matters to general SLA research. Language, Interaction and Acquisition, 13(2), 231–253.

Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Gullberg, M. (2022). Studying multimodal language processing. The integration of speech and gestures. In A. Godfroid & H. Hopp (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of second language acquisition and psycholinguistics (pp. 137-149). Routledge. 

Susan Sayehli, Jonas Granfeldt and colleague's new paper: Emotion and motivation in younger learners’ second foreign language acquisition. In V. De Wilde, & C. Goriot (Eds.), Individual Differences in Young Second Language Learners (pp. 203-224). (Studies on Language Acquisition; Vol. 65). De Gruyter.

Henriette Arndt, Jonas Granfeldt, Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Arndt, H.L., Granfeldt, J. & Gullberg, M. (2022) The Lang-Track-App: Open-Source Tools for Implementing the Experience Sampling Method in Second Language Acquisition Research. Language Learning, 1–35, 

Jonas Granfeldt, Marianne Gullberg, and colleague's new paper: Jonas Granfeldt, Marianne Gullberg, Carmen Muñoz (2022). Input in study abroad and views from acquisition: Focus on constructs, operationalization and measurement issues: Introduction to the special issue. Read here this introduction to the Special Issue of Second Language Research: Study abroad and input.

November 2022

Maria Graziano's new grant from the Royal Physiographic Society of Lund. The project is entitled Gesture production when words fail in competent speakers and language learners, and will be conducted together with Marianne Gullberg.

Marie Källkvist and Ewa Bergh Nestlog's new grant from the Swedish Research Council. The project is entitled Disciplinary literacy in primary teacher education and is planned for 2023-2026. PI: Ewa Bergh Nestlog (Linnaeus University).

Marie Källkvist, Henrik Gyllstad and colleagues' new paper: Källkvist, M., Sandlund, E., Sundqvist, P. & Gyllstad, H. (2022). Interaction in the Multilingual Classroom. In I. Kesckes (ed.). Cambridge Handbook of Intercultural Pragmatics, pp. 836-868. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marie Källkvist, Henrik Gyllstad and colleagues' new paper: Källkvist, M., Gyllstad, H., Sandlund, E., & Sundqvist, P. (2022). Towards an In-Depth Understanding of English-Swedish Translanguaging Pedagogy in Multilingual Classrooms. HumaNetten, 48, 138-167.

Marie Källkvist, Henrik Gyllstad and colleagues' new paper: Källkvist, M., Gyllstad, H., Sundqvist, P. & Sandlund, E. (2022). Språkpraktiker som didaktiskt kontrakt i skolämnet engelska [Language Practices as Didactic Contract in the Subject of English]. In Nordin, A. & Uljens, M. (eds.). Didaktikens språk: om skolundervisningens mål, innehåll och form, pp. 103-120. Malmö: Gleerup Utbildning AB.

Peter Gärdenfors and colleagues' new paper: Ekström, A., Nirme, J. & Gärdenfors, P. (2022). Motion iconicity in prosody. Frontiers in Communication. doi: 10.3389/fcomm.2022.994162

Jonas Granfeldt, Alastair Henry and colleagues' new grant from Skolforskningsinstitutet. The three-year project is entitled Motivation in modern languages (MoMS): Developing principled practice through co-designed interventions in three languages. It's led by Jonas Granfeldt (LU) together with Alastair Henry (University West), Joost van der Weijer (LU) & Céline Rocher Hahlin (Dalarna University), and it's a joint venture with two upper secondary schools in Sweden.

October 2022

Marianne Gullberg interviewed by Radio P4 Extra Malmöhus, on language acquisition. Listen to the interview here  (min. 1:10-1:17 ca, in Swedish).

Marianne Gullberg and colleagues' new paper: Arbona, E., Seeber, K., & Gullberg, M. (2022). Semantically related gestures facilitate language comprehension during simultaneous interpreting. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-15. doi:10.1017/S136672892200058X

September 2022

Marianne Gullberg gave this year's Einar Haugen Lecture at the Center for Multilingualism across the Lifespan, University of Oslo, to celebrate the European Day of Languages on Sept. 26.

Henrik Gyllstad, Marie Källkvist and colleagues' new paper: Gyllstad,  H., Sundqvist, P., Sandlund, E., & Källkvist, M. (2022).  Effects of word definitions on meaning recall: A multisite intervention  in language-diverse second language English classrooms. Language Learning.

Click for an early view of the article.

August 2022

Henriette Arndt has been named by the Nova Talent Agency as one of the “111 young professionals who have achieved outstanding results and a driving positive impact” in the category Public Service, Research, and Education.

July 2022

Marianne Gullberg has been elected new President of the International Society for Gesture Studies. The election took place at the 9th ISGS conference in Chicago, on July 15, 2022.

Annika Andersson and Marianne Gullberg's new paper: Andersson, A. & Gullberg, M. (2022). First language matters: Event-related potentials show crosslinguistic influence on the processing of placement verb semantics. Frontiers in Psychology, 13 (815801). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.815801. Open access:

June 2022

Henriette Arndt & colleague's new paper:  Henriette Arndt & Heath Rose (2022): Capturing life as it is truly lived? Improving diary data in educational research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2022.2094360.

Jonas Granfeldt has been elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities (Vitterhetsakademien). Information in Swedish here.

May 2022

Marianne Gullberg and colleague's paper: Hofweber, J., Aumônier, L., Janke, V., Gullberg, M., & Marshall, C. (2022). Breaking into language in a new modality: The role of input and of individual differences in recognising signs. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(895880). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.895880.

April 2022

After the LAMiNATE conference in January 2022, we interviewed the three keynote speakers, Elizabeth Lanza, Ping LI and Luke Plonsky, about their research interests, what got them started in the field and  how they see the future of research in their respective fields. You can see the interviews here.

March 2022

Marianne Gullberg's new publication: Gullberg, M. (2022). The relationship between gestures and speaking in L2 learning. In T. Derwing, M. Munro, & R. Thomson (Eds.), The Routledge handbook on second language acquisition and speaking (pp. 386-398). Routledge. 

Susan Sayehli, Marianne Gullberg, Annika Andersson and colleague's paper: Sayehli, S., Gullberg, M., Newman, A. J., & Andersson, A. (2022). Native word order processing is not uniform: An ERP study of verb-second word order. Frontiers in Psychology, 13(668276). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2022.668276

January 2022

In order to celebrate its first year, the LAMiNATE research platform organized an online, scientific conference held on January 13–14, 2022.

Several LAMiNATE members and three invited speakers presented their work. See details here.

December 2021

Jonas Granfledt and colleague's paper: Granfeldt, J. & Morehed, S. (2021) Att utveckla hörförståelse. State of the art included in Språksprånget, Reception. Text commissioned by the Swedish National Agency for Education.

Johan Mårtensson interviewed by Vetenskapsradion: insights on new findings from Claudio Brozzoli's group on how get better at certain aspects of language. Listen to the interview here (in Swedish).

Kristina Hansson, Ketty Andersson & colleagues' paper: Rosqvist, I., Andersson, K., Sandgren, O., Lyberg-Åhlander, V., Hansson, K., & Sahlén, B. (2021). Word definition skills in elementary school children – the contribution of bilingualism, cognitive factors, and social factors. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Pia Sundqvist, Erica Sandlund, Marie Källkvist and Henrik Gyllstad are guest editors for a special issue of the journal Languages: Language Practices in English Classrooms – from Primary School to Higher Education

Simone Löhndorf (supervised by LAMiNATE member Carita Paradis) successfully defend her PhD thesis in General Linguistics. Thesis title Development of adjectival use and meaning structures in students' written production. 15/12/2021, Lund University. Abstract here.

October 2021

Marianne Gullberg interviewed by Skolverket: Gester öppnar ett fönster mot flerspråkighet. Read it here.

LAMiNATE members Anna Flyman Mattsson, Kristina Hansson, Victoria Johansson and Johan Mårtensson discussed past, present and future with a roundtable in the Future Week (18 Oct). Listen to the podcast here.

The New Society of Letters in Lund PhD Thesis Awards 2021 "in recognition of their outstanding research and dissertation[s]":

  • Chiara GargiuloOn L1 Attrition and Prosody in Pronominal Anaphora Resolution (Italian, 2020)
  • Mikael NovénBrain anatomical correlates of perceptual phonological proficiency and language learning aptitude (General linguistics, 2021)


LAMiNATE celebrates the 20th anniversary of the European Day of Languages (Sep. 26th)  with a pod featuring Marianne Gullberg, Jonas Granfeldt & Sven Strönqvist. Listen to it here.

Jonas Granfeldt also published a text (in Swedish) about the 20th anniversary. Read it here

Henrik Gyllstad's paper: Gyllstad, H. (2021). The Ontogenesis Model: How do multiword units fit in, and are most lexical representations in the L1 really at their optima? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-2. doi:10.1017/S1366728921000730

Henrik Gyllstad, Marie Källkvist & colleagues' chapter: Sundqvist, P., Gyllstad, H., Källkvist, M. & Sandlund, E. (2021). Mapping Teacher Beliefs and Practices About Multilingualism: The Development of the MultiBAP Questionnaire.

Marie Källkvist & colleague's paper: Juvonen, P. & Källkvist, M. (2021). Pedagogical Translanguaging: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives – An Introduction.

Marie Källkvist & colleague's paper: Källkvist, M. & Juvonen, P. (2021): Engaging Teachers and Researchers in Classroom Research: Issues of Fluidity and Time in Two Multi-Sited Projects.

Marie Källkvist’s co-edited volume: Päivi Juvonen & Marie Källkvist (2021). Pedagogical Translanguaging: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Perspectives. More info here

Malin Ågren & colleagues' paper: Ågren, M., Michot,M-E., Granget, C., Gerolimich, S., Hadermann, P. & Stabarin, I. (2021). Les copains *dit au revoir. On subject-verb agreement in L2 Franch and Crosslinguistic Influence. Languages, 6(1), 7.

Emily Grenner (co-supervised by LAMiNATE member Victoria Johansson) successfully defended her PhD thesis in Speech and language pathology, audiology. Thesis title: Observational learning for narrative writing in elementary school: Text quality and self-efficacy in students with normal hearing and students with hearing loss. 09/09/2021, Lund University. Link to the thesis here.


Annika Schimpff (supervised by LAMiNATE member Marianne Gullberg) will defend her MA thesis in general linguistics on 27/08, 13:15, on Zoom. Thesis title: Cognate effects in intra-sentential codeswitching in trilinguals - evidence from a read-aloud task. More info here

Marie Källkvist’s invited talk: Monolingual – Bilingual – Multilingual Tensions in Higher Education (co-presented with Francis M. Hult). World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Groningen, 15-20/8 2021.

Marianne Gullberg's invited talk: An introduction to Latest research on gesture and second language acquisition: Production, perception, and classroom. World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Groningen, 15-20/8 2021. (Featured speaker in Symposium ReN: Latest research on gesture and second language acquisition: Production, perception, and classroom).

JULY 2021

Marianne Gullberg's invited talk: Multimodal embodied SLA – from speech and gestures to sign language. Language Learning Roundtable on Learning second languages through multimodal input. EUROSLA 30 (European Second Language Association), Barcelona, June 30-July 3, 2021.

JUNE 2021

Alastair Henry and colleagues' paper: Henry, A., Thorsen, C., & MacIntyre, P. D. (2021). Willingness to communicate in a multilingual context: part one, a time-serial study of developmental dynamics. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-20. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2021.1931248

Alastair Henry and colleagues' paper: Henry, A., Thorsen, C., & MacIntyre, P. D. (advance access). Willingness to communicate in a multilingual context: part two, person-context dynamics. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2021.1935975

Henriette Arndt's grant: A tool for video language analysis. The grant is based at the Lund University Humanities lab.

Petra Bernardini's grant: MITA – Mother tongue Interaction and Training Application. The grant is based at the Centre for Languages and Literature

Ketty Andersson, Roger Johansson & colleagues's paper: Brännström, K. J., Rudner, M., Carlie, J., Sahlén, B., Gulz, A., Andersson, K., & Johansson, R. (2021). Listening effort and fatigue in native and non-native primary school children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 210, 105203. Read the article here

Marianne Gullberg's plenary talk: The bimodal nature of discourse - how speech and gesture achieve cohesion across languages, genres, and native/non-native users. [plenary] CLARC 2021 Language and Culture, Rijeka, Jun 24-26, 2021.

Marianne Gullberg's plenary talk: Gesture analysis promotes a non-deficit view of semantic development in first and second language acquisition. The Second International Workshop on Multimodal Language Acquisition. Copenhagen, 23/6, 2021.

Marianne Gullberg's plenary talk: More than just handwaving: Gestures and meaning in multilingual language use. LingCologne2021: Multilingualism. June 10-11, 2021. 

Henriette Arndt, Jonas Granfeldt & Marianne Gullberg (2021). Reviewing the potential of the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) for capturing second language exposure and use. Second Language Research. doi:10.1177/02676583211020055

May 2021

Anders Agebjörn successfully defended his PhD dissertation Learning of Definiteness by Belarusian Students of Swedish as a Foreign Language, obtaining the title of Doctor in Swedish as Second Langauge, University of Gothenburg, 21/5/2021.

Jonas Granfeldt, Susan Sayehli & Malin Ågren (2021). Trends in the study of Modern languages in Swedish lower secondary school (2000 – 2018) and the impact of grade point average enhancement credits. Education Inquiry, 12:2, 127-146, DOI: 10.1080/20004508.2020.1790099

April 2021

Annika Andersson interviewed in Logopeden on the MAW project with a focus on developmental language disorder as a domain specific or domain general disorder in children.

March 2021

Marianne Gullberg's invited talk: A linguistic perspective on multimodal sustained (learner) discourse. Workshop on Multimodal data transcription and analysis: methodologies and tools to advance your work. The Annual Conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Houston, TX, 23/3, 2021.

Carita Paradis' invited talk: The new London-Lund Corpus (LLC-2): Authentic speech in the 21st century. Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education (SCRELE), Shanghai International Studies University, 19/3/2021.


Annika Andersson was interviewed in Smålandsposten by Bo Strömberg under the headline "Flerspråkighet, SES och hjärna."

Marianne Gullberg & colleagues' invited talk:
Suurmeijer, L.,M.C. Parafita Couto, & Gullberg, M. Structural and extralinguistic aspects of code-switching: Evidence from Papiamentu-Dutch auditory sentence matching. Bilingualism-Mind-Brain Talks, Pennsylvania State/University of California, Irvine, 22/2, 2021.

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