Centre for Research on Bilingualism

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High Court, South Africa, in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa. Photo: Caroline Kerfoot

    Welcome to the Centre for Research on Bilingualism!

    Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition is one of the leading research areas at Stockholm University. Research at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism covers a number of profile areas, such as:

    • Second language acquisition/Swedish as a second language
    • Minority languages, language policy and language ideology in Sweden and elsewhere
    • Advanced second language acquisition and use
    • First language attrition and reactivation
    • Language and thought in bilinguals
    • Transnational multilingualism
    • Multilingualism and education in the Global South
    • Bilingual development, bilingual school programs, second language teaching, literacy
    • Young people’s language and language use in multilingual contexts

    The Centre also offers a wide variety of introductory and advanced courses as well as a full PhD programme in Bilingualism.

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    Both distance and campus learning at the Department Autumn 2020

    The teaching at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will mainly be online during the autumn term 2020. We are, however, planning for some examinations and occasional teaching on campus.

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    Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

    Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

    Information about the department's distance learning:
    Mainly distance learning at the Department Autumn 2020

    Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students (the main uni site)

    Biennial Report

    Biennial Report 2017–2018

    Biennial Report 2017–2018, Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism.

    Caroline Kerfoot. Foto: Ingmarie Andersson

    Caroline Kerfoot awarded a STIAS Fellowship for project "Towards epistemic justice"

    Professor Caroline Kerfoot has been awarded a STIAS Fellowship for the project "Towards epistemic justice: Language, identity, and relations of knowing in postcolonial schools", July-December, 2020. STIAS = The Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.

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    Project "Educational Pathways to Multilingual Citizenship: The case of Mozambiqe" gets 4 mill. SEK

    The project "Educational Pathways to Multilingual Citizenship: The case of Mozambique" has been granted 4.152.818 SEK from The Swedish Research Council (VR). The project seeks to develop and theorize an advocacy program for community involvement in MTBBE provisions. Project leader is Professor Christopher Stroud, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.

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    Conference 2021: The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12)

    As we cannot see an end to the coronavirus crisis in the near future, we have reluctantly decided to postpone The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) until June 16–18, 2021. Conference theme is X-Disciplinarity in Multilingualism Research.