Section for Swedish as a second language for the deaf

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Section for Swedish as a second language for the deaf

Section for Swedish as a second language for the deaf is one of several sections within the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University. We work in close cooperation with Sign Language section. Research on Swedish as a second language for the deaf is conducted at Stockholm University since 1981, first at the Department of Scandinavian Languages and, since 2008, at the Department of Linguistics. We give courses in the subject to deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students.

Research

Since the start in the 1980’s research on Swedish as a second language for the deaf has mainly focused on describing similarities and differences between deaf and hearing second language learners. Much of the research has been conducted in close cooperation with the Swedish Special Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Study with us!

Courses in the subject Swedish as a second language for the deaf are both theoretical and skill oriented. We also give courses for parents and other who are interested in learning basics about bilingualism for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as in-service training courses for teachers. All courses are taught in Swedish and/or Swedish Sign language and you therefore need to know Swedish in order to study here.

CONTACT

Section head
Krister Schönström
schonstrom@ling.su.se

Director of studies,
Study career advisor

Åsa Gustafsson
Email: studierektor.tsp@ling.su.se

Student affairs office
Email: exp@ling.su.se

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