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Elena Vera Moser, alumi, Department of Linguistics.

"I was lucky to get in"

Elena Moser from Switzerland studied the Master’s Programme in Language Science with a Specialisation in Typology and Linguistic Diversity.

Färgglada hus i bergsluttning, Kargil, Ladakh. Foto: Henrik Liljegren

Project about Hindu Kush languages completed

The research project Language contact and relatedness in the Hindu Kush region (2015—2020) systematically compared languages spoken in the linguistically diverse region. One tangible outcome of the project is an open online database. Henrik Liljegren(Department of Linguistics) has been the principal investigator.

Närbild av Iris-Corinna Schwarz med laptop och papper i bakgrunden. Privat foto,

Research funding from the MAW Foundation to Iris-Corinna Schwarz

Iris-Corinna Schwarz was granted SEK 4.5 million for the five-year project "Parent affect in infant-directed speech and its role in language learning (PALL)". The aim of the project is to provide a picture of how infants' language learning is affected by various socio-emotional factors.

Närbild på student som jobbar på laptop. Foto: Niklas Björling

Education online Spring Semester 2021

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, the department has decided to continue with online teaching during the spring semester 2021. Exceptions are made for a few courses that will have certain elements on campus.

Närbild av Krister Schönström. Privat foto.

Rita Almeida and Krister Schönström promoted to Associate Professors

The Department of Linguistics congratulates Rita Almeida and Krister Schönström who recently were promoted to Associate Professors.

Bergslandskap i Hindukushregionen. Foto: Henrik Liljegren

Two linguistic research projects are awarded grants from The Swedish Research Council

Karolina Grzech, Henrik Bergqvist and Henrik Liljegren at the Department of Linguistics has been awarded grants for two upcoming reseach projects.

Photo by Viktor Gårdsäter

Admission, residence permits and tuition fees

Here we list information about the admission process for international and exchange students. Answers to many questions on how the pandemic affects your studies can be found in the Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students.

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The Phonetics lab is open again

We are opening with restrictions and new regulations aiming at avoiding transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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Four researchers awarded SUBIC research grant

Four researchers of the Department of Linguistics have received time grants from Stockholm University Brain Imaging Center (SUBIC).


We study human language in its diversity

The research areas of the department represent different aspects of linguistics. Each section considers research and teaching equally important. You will find more information on what education we can offer you in our Education pages


Our research

The research areas of the Department of Linguistics are specialized in different aspects of the human language. The Department is part of Stockholm University's Profile Areas.

New publications


Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office at the Department of Linguistics is temporarily closed for visitors. Please contact us by email or phone:

Phone hours:

Tuesdays 09:00–10:00
Wednesdays 13:00–15:00
Thursdays 09:00–11:00 and 13:00–16:00

We do open up for visitors in certain cases. If you need to visit us, please send us an email to book an appointment.

Foto: Niklas Björling

Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students

This Q&A will be updated when there are new regulations and directives from the Swedish Government and when new decisions are taken by the University. Please check back regularly for updates!

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Phonetics Lab