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 covers a number of profile areas:

    • Second language acquisition/Swedish as a second language
    • Minority languages, language policy and language ideology in Sweden
    • L1 attrition and reactivation
    • Interpretation (and translation)
    • Transnational multilingualism in developing countries
    • Bilingual development, bilingual school programs, second language teaching, literacy
    • Young people’s language and language use in multilingual context

    At the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, we also offer a wide variety of introductory and advanced courses as well as a full PhD programme.

    Kvinna med elektrodmössa. Foto: Eva Dalin

    3.4 million SEK project Using EEG to Investigate Anticipatory Processing in Second Language Speakers

    José Alemán Bañón at the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, has received a SEK 3.4 million grant from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences) for the project "Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Investigate Anticipatory Processing in Second Language Speakers".

    Time to apply to Master's Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Bilingualism, 120

    On 16 October, 2018, the admission round for international programmes and courses starting in the Autumn 2019 opens. The last date to apply is 15 January 2019. At our department you may apply to Master's Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Bilingualism, 120 hp.

    Guillermo Montero-Melis. Photo: Arantxa Hurtado Angé

    Do concepts in our brain depend on the language we speak?

    Guillermo Montero-Melis (Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Linguistics, and Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre) has received an International post doc grant of SEK 3.15 million by the Swedish Research Council.