Emanuel Bylund


Associate professor


Room: C514
Phone: 08 - 16 32 68
Fax: 08 – 612 94 28

Email: manne.bylund@biling.su.se


Duties at the Centre

Research; layout of doctoral dissertations and research reports.



Temporal language and thought (Bylund & Athanasopoulos; Swedish Research Council 2011-2013)

Ultimate Attainment in Bilingual and Monolingual Second Language Speakers (Abrahamsson, Bylund & Hyltenstam, within the programme “Advanced Second Language Use”, Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Fund 2011-2013)

First language attrition in advanced second language speakers (Abrahamsson, Hyltenstam, Bylund, Stölten; The Swedish Research Council 2005-2007)




Articles (peer-reviewed):

Bylund, E. (in press). Unomathotholo or i-radio? Factors predicting the use of English loanwords among L1 isiXhosa - L2 English bilinguals. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.

Bylund, E. & Athanasopoulos, P. (in press). Language and thought in a multilingual context: The case of isiXhosa. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Athanasopoulos, P. & Bylund, E. (2013a). The ‘thinking’ in thinking-for-speaking: Where is it? Language, Interaction, and Acquisition, 4, 91-100.

Bylund, E., Athanasopoulos, P. & Oostendorp, M. (2013). Motion event cognition and grammatical aspect. Evidence from Afrikaans. Linguistics, 51, 929-955.

Vesterinen, R. & Bylund, E. (2013). Towards a unified account of the Spanish subjunctive mood: Epistemic dominion and dominion of effective control. Lingua, 131, 179–198

Athanasopoulos, P. & Bylund, E. (2013b). Does grammatical aspect affect motion event cognition? A cross-linguistic comparison of English and Swedish speakers. Cognitive Science, 37, 286-309
Oostendorp, M. & Bylund, E. (2013). Emotions and HIV/AIDS in South Africa: A multilingual perspective. Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics, 41, 77-89.
Bylund, E. & Díaz, M. (2012). The effects of heritage language instruction on first language proficiency. A psycholinguistic perspective. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 5,593-609.
Bylund, E., Abrahamsson, N. & Hyltenstam, K. (2012). Does L1 maintenance hamper L2 nativelikeness? A study of L2 ultimate attainment in early bilinguals. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 34, 215-241.
Bylund, E. (2011a). Segmentation and temporal structuring of events in early Spanish-Swedish bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism, 15, 86-54.
Bylund, E. (2011b). Ultimate attainment of event construal patterns in speakers of L2 Swedish. Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8, 29-53.
Bylund, E. & Jarvis, S. (2011c). L2 effects on L1 event conceptualization.
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14, 47-59.
Bylund, E., Abrahamsson, N. & Hyltenstam, K. (2010). The role of language aptitude in first language attrition: The case of prepubescent attriters. Applied Linguistics, 31, 443-464.
Bylund, E. (2009). Maturational constraints and first language attrition. Language Learning, 59 (3), 687-715.
Bylund, E. (2009). Effects of age of L2 acquisition on L1 event conceptualization patterns. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12 (3), 305-322.
Hyltenstam, K., Bylund, E., Abrahamsson, N. & Park, H.-S. (2009). Dominant language replacement: The case of international adoptees. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12 (2), 121-140.
Bylund, E. (2008). Procesos de conceptualización de eventos en español y en sueco: diferencias translingüísticas. Revue Romane, 43 (1), 1-24.


Chapters (peer-reviewed):

Bylund, E., Hyltenstam, K. & Abrahamsson, N. (in press). Age of acquisition effects or effects of bilingualism in second language ultimate attainment? In G. Grañena & M. Long (eds.) Sensitive periods, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Abrahamsson, N. & Bylund, E. (in press). Andraspråksinlärning och förstaspråksutveckling i andraspråkskontext. In K. Hyltenstam, I. Lindberg, N.
Abrahamsson & M. Axelsson (eds.), Forskningsöversikt om flerspråkighet. Stockholm: Swedish Research Council.
Bylund, E. (2011d). Language-specific patterns in event conceptualization: Insights from bilingualism. In A. Pavlenko (ed.), Thinking and speaking in two languages (pp. 108-142). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Other publications:

Bylund, E. (in press). Review of 'Language Attrition' by Monika S. Schmid. Language, 88, 923-926.

Bylund, E. (in press). Language attrition. In Z. Bock & G. Mheta (eds.), Introduction to language and communication. Cape Town: van Schaik Publ.

Bylund, E. & Oostendorp, M. (in press). Second language acquisition. In Z. Bock & G. Mheta (eds.), Introduction to language and communication. Cape Town: van Schaik Publ.


2009: Conceptualización de eventos en español y en sueco. Estudios sobre hablantes monolingües y bilingües. Doctoral dissertation, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, Stockholm University.
2008: Age differences in first language attrition. A maturational constraints perspective. Doctoral dissertation, Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Stockholm University.