Centre for Research on Bilingualism

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    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.

    HT21 hösttermin 2021 /autumn semester 2021

    Both distance and campus learning at the Department in summer and autumn of 2021

    The teaching at Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will continue to be mainly online during the summer and the first part of the autumn semester. There will only be a few opportunities for teaching and examination on campus during the first half of spring. Please read our FAQ: Questions and answers.


    Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

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

    More about the teaching at the Department

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


    The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) has been postponed indefinitely

    We regret to announce that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, the 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) has been postponed indefinitely. New dates will be decided when the situation has gone back to normal and world-wide travel restrictions are lifted.