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The Psycholinguistics of Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition

The course aims to provide knowledge about bilingualism from a psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic, and cognitive perspective.

The course focuses on some of the most central issues in the field of bilingualism from a psycho- and neuro-linguistic perspective, such as the role of age of acquisition, the question of ultimate attainment, the role of cross-linguistic influence, and individual differences. These questions will be addressed in light of current theoretical models of bilingual language representation and processing.

The course also explores the relationship between language and cognition, as well as provides an orientation to methods used in psycho-/neurolinguistic research on bilingualism.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    • Education Instruction consists of lectures and seminars.
    • Attendance of at least 85% of all teaching sessions is mandatory.
    • The language of instruction is English.


    See the syllabus.


    The pdf is in Swedish, but you can search the course by the course code. 

    VT22 Examinatorer Institutionen för svenska och flerspråkighet (version 2) (707 Kb)

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Study counselling/Course administration – Bilingualism