Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

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    Summertime 2 July – 5 August

    The Department is closed on 2 July – 5 August. Our student offices/student counsellors have specific summer office hours.

    About us and what we do

    At the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University we are approxinmately 160 staff members doing research on and teaching in the subjects Swedish, Scandinavian languages, Swedish as a second language, Swedish as a Foreign Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies, Bilingualism and second language acquisition for about 3,500 students every year. We offer Bachelor's programmes and Master's programmes, and approximately 70 courses each semester.

    Our research

    Current research in the Swedish Language/Scandinavian Language unit largely fall under the following areas:

    • Contemporary Swedish language use in society
    • The Swedish language system
    • Swedish historical linguistics and philology.

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    About our research in Swedish: Forskning

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    Courses and programmes

    The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism at Stockholm University offers a wide range of courses: Swedish, Swedish for second language teaching, Scandinavian languages (such as Norwegian, Danish, Viking-age and medieval texts), Swedish as a foreign language, translation studies with Swedish as the target language, education programmes for interpreters in certain languages, conference interpreter training, sign language and interpreting courses, courses in bilingualism and Swedish as a second language at the undergraduate level.

    Guillermo Montero-Melis. Photo: Arantxa Hurtado Angé

    Do concepts in our brain depend on the language we speak?

    Guillermo Montero-Melis (Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of Linguistics, and Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre) has received an International post doc grant of SEK 3.15 million by the Swedish Research Council.