Centre for Research on Bilingualism

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Welcome the Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism.
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.

    Bokomslag

    New book/book mingle: High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts

    Welcome to mingle and celebrate the new book High-Level Language Proficiency in Second Language and Multilingual Contexts, edited by Kenneth Hyltenstam, Inge Bartning and Lars Fant. This volume is the last joint report from the research program “High-Level Proficiency in Second Language Use” (“the AAA program”), funded by The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation (2006–2012).

    Lagerkrans

    Vacancy: PhD student in Bilingualism. Closing date 15 October

    The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1 place in the PhD program in Bilingualism, with a specialization toward the sociolinguistics of multilingualism and diversity. We welcome especially applications where the research proposal falls within he field of transnational multilingualism and is framed as a Linguistic Ethnography (although these are not requirements).

    Master's Programme in Language Sciences with a Specialisation in Bilingualism, 120 hp (Autumn '18)

    The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences can be read with a specialisation in Bilingualism, among others. The host department for the programme is the Department of Linguistics. The programme consists of compulsory courses common to the entire programme, compulsory courses for the main field of study, and elective courses from the Faculty of Humanities’ common offerings.

    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.