Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism

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    The Department is closed (locked) until Sunday 15 August. However, we continue to keep it locked due to the situation with the coronavirus pandemic. Our Student counsellors and Course administrators have specific Summer phone 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.

    ST21 Sommartermin / Summer semester 2021

    Both distance and campus teaching at the Department in summer and autumn of 2021. FAQ

    The teaching at The Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism will continue to be mainly online during the summer and the first half of the autumn semester 2021. There will only be a few opportunities for teaching and examination on campus during the first half of spring. Please read our FAQ: Questions and answers.


    Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

    Information on the coronavirus in relation to Stockholm University's activities is updated continuously.

    More about the teaching at the Department

    Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students (the main Uni site)

    Person uppifrån som skriver på laptop i knät. Foto: Niklas Björling

    Official release of the SweLL corpus

    We are happy to announce the official release of the Swedish Learner Language infrastructure (SweLL) on August, 26–27 with a series of online talks and a possibility to get access to the corpus and a short tutorial on exploring the data.

    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.

    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.

    Also see our departments: Centre for Research on Bilingualism | Institute for Interpreting and Translation Studies

    About our research in Swedish: Forskning

    En hand tecknar en runslinga med en stiliserad person som sticker ett svärd genom slingan

    Runstones from Sweden: Dating by Design

    Rak [straight] Style, Ringerike Style or Urnes Style? By looking at the ornamentation of a runestone, one can determine during what period of time the stone was carved. Watch the project Runic Stories' video, where the researcher Sofia Pereswetoff-Morath shows how you can date runestones from early to late Viking Age

    Sittande människor fotade bakifrån. En talare långt bort. Foto: kasto80, MostPhotos

    Conferences coming up