Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism
Welcome to our research pages!
At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, we conduct research into Swedish and other languages in Sweden, individual and societal multilingualism, and interpreting and translation studies. Common to all our research – regardless of theoretical perspective – is that we in some way explore the relationship between and language and humankind.
"Minds Between Languages" is a series on translation, interpreting and cognition. Listen to Dr. Laura Babcock, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Interpreting and Translation studies, discussing various aspects of the neurobiology of simultaneous interpreting.
You’re more serious in Swedish, outgoing in English and funnier in French. Could it be true? Whether you’ve noticed it or not, research suggests yes, our personalities can shift depending on the language we are speaking. Your attitude to a language and the cultural values you place on it play a part in how you label your personality when speaking that language, say experts at Stockholm University.