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.

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    Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow in bilingualism research. Closing date 15 Dec.

    Postdoctoral Fellow in bilingualism research, with a specialization towards psycholinguistics/neurocognition. The successful applicant will conduct research in accordance with the research proposal included in the application. This research should be reasonably in line with the Centre’s research agenda.

    Svenska flaggan som en pratbubbla. Illustration: Laurent Davoust, MostPhotos

    Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?

    Swedes are good – among the best, in fact – at speaking English as a second language. So should foreigners living in Sweden make the effort to learn Swedish? Only if you want to enrich the experience in nearly every way, argue the linguistic experts at Stockholm University.


    Conference 2020: The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12)

    Welcome to the conference The 12th Nordic Conference on Bilingualism (NCB12) at Stockholm University, Campus Frescati, on the 10–12 June, 2020. Conference theme is X-Disciplinarity in Multilingualism Research.

    Call for Abstracts: Extended deadlines til 15 January 2020