|Department of Linguistics|
|Alternate Name:||Inst. fvr lingvistik|
|Address:||Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University|
|Zip/Postal Code:||SE - 10691|
|Contact Person:||Ludvig Florén|
|Phone:||+46 8 16 23 49|
|Program Size:||Medium (11-25 students)|
The Department of Linguistics has approximately 70 employees, making it one of the largest departments in the language section of the Faculty of Humanities. The activities at the department consist of 30 % education and 70 % research. The research is mostly externally financed.
The five sections of the Department of Linguistics are specialized in different aspects of the human language. In General Linguistics, the main focus is on language typology, areal linguistics and child language development. The Phonetics section specializes in early speech development, speech production and perception as well as speech and language impairments. The Sign Language section explores the various aspects of sign language grammar and is presently building a comprehensive digital corpus of the Swedish Sign Language. The section Swedish as a Second Language for the Deaf is pursuing studies of second language learning of the deaf. In Computational Linguistics, the present focus is on information retrieval and machine translation.
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