Language & Language Acquisition
Stockholm University offers more than thirty language programmes, and the research in the language departments covers a variety of specialisations within linguistics and literature. Fields that have received large research grants include second-language acquisition and bilingualism. Research in this field is conducted in several language departments, including the Departments of Swedish, English, Romance Languages, and Language Education, as well as the Centre for Research on Bilingualism. In particular, research in this area within psychology relating to language development, multilingualism, interaction, and the effects of aging and dementia on language production is prominent. In a broader perspective, this profile area also includes research in child and youth studies, computer and systems sciences, linguistics, pedagogy, philosophy, and special education. Another successful field is first-language acquisition, which is studied at Stockholm Babylab with a focus on language development in young children.
March 31, 2016
Source: External Relations and Communications Office