LINGUIST List 30.3672

Mon Sep 30 2019

Support: Psycholinguistics: PhD, Stockholm University

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Date: 30-Sep-2019
From: Caroline Kerfoot <>
Subject: Psycholinguistics: PhD, Stockholm University, Sweden
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Department: Centre for Research on Bilingualism, Department of
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: Stockholm University

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Psycholinguistics
structural/neurocognitive aspects of bilingualism.


PhD student in Bilingualism
Ref. No. SU FV-3046-19

Project description
The Centre for Research on Bilingualism announces 1 place in the PhD program in Bilingualism, with a specialization toward psycholinguistic/structural/neurocognitive aspects of bilingualism. The ideal candidate will share an interest in the range of research topics and methodologies that represent the Centre’s expertise (within psycho-/neurolinguistic approaches to research in Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism). Applicants are encouraged to visit the Centre’s website to determine the extent to which their research interests fit within the Centre’s research agenda. Although the Centre’s research program is varied, some current and well defined lines of research include sentence processing among adult L2 learners, anticipatory processing among adult L2 learners, cross linguistic influence in bilingual or L2 sentence processing, and the interface between cognition and bilingualism. We welcome research proposals that are both theoretically-motivated and linguistically informed.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.
In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits within second-cycle courses with a specific focus on bilingualism, second language acquisition, translation or interpreting studies, linguistics, another linguistic field or non-linguistic field using a linguistic approach, including a thesis of at least 15 credits. National or international students must be able to show equivalent qualifications.

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training. The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on the following criteria:
1. Education. Assessment of both depth and breadth of previous education.
2. Scientific production. The assessment should also take into consideration the aspect of time, that is, to what extent the applicant has shown the ability to meet his or her previous scientific obligations within given time constraints. In addition, the scientific progress of the applicant is considered. Based on a Bachelor’s thesis, a Master’s thesis or other academic papers, the ability of the applicant to benefit from the education is considered according to critical ability, analytical ability, creativity and independence.
3. Research plan. The applicant should enclose a research plan, which should cover the research problem and an outline of the research project. The research plan is assessed according to relevance, originality and completion within given time constraints (that is full-time work during a four-year period of doctoral studies).
4. Ability to collaborate. The ability of the applicant to be collaborative is determined by personal references, certificates or interviews.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

For more details on terms of employment and application process, please see

Applications Deadline: 15-Oct-2019

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Prof Niclas Abrahamsson
        Phone:+46 8 16 39 19

Page Updated: 30-Sep-2019