We address questions that reflect different perspectives on language and language education, for example classroom interaction, subject-specific language practices, multimodality, language development and assessment. Our main areas of research are the following:
- Discourses and policy in education
- Teaching and learning
This research group provides a venue for educational linguistic research across a range of different languages and is tied to the Department of Languages and the Department of Swedish Language. The research is aligned with the aims of Linnaeus University to provide high-quality research of immediate relevance to society as well as high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate education. Therefore, the research group is closely connected to pre-service and in-service teacher education and training at Linnaeus University. Several of the researchers in this group are part of local as well as external research networks, collaborating with researchers in cross-disciplinary projects at Linnaeus and other universities. There is also close collaboration with teachers in pre-schools, schools and at university.
The Educational Linguistics research group is tied to the teacher education programmes, providing a resource for students through teaching, supervision and examination of degree projects. The research group also provides professional development opportunities for in-service teachers.
The group meets every other Tuesday morning at 9.30 over coffee for informal discussion of research as well as administrative and practical matters.
In 2019, Educational Linguistics at Linneaus University are organizing the 3rd Swedish Conference on Translanguaging:
EdLing has regular seminars that address a wide scope of research issues and include invited talks, reading seminars and work-in-progress seminars. For more information please see below.
The EdLing Day
We organise annual symposia on current research issues at Teleborgs slott in Växjö. The EdLing-day takes place in late August/early September. For more information please see below.
The EdLing Day 2019
On September 3, 2019, there will be a symposium on Multilingualism. Invited speakers are professor Monica Axelsson, professor emeritus Kenneth Hyltenstam and professor Eduardo Mortimer.
The EdLing Day 2018
On September 11, 2018, there was a symposium on Reading for Learning. Invited speakers were professor Tommaso Milani and professor Jenny W Folkeryd.
The EdLing Day 2017
The first EdLing Day was held in August 2017 with a full-day programme devoted to presentations and discussions of on-going research.
* Hult, F. M. (2010). Theme-based research in the transdisciplinary field of educational linguistics. In F. M. Hult (Ed.), Directions and prospects for educational linguistics (pp. 19–32). New York: Springer.
Other research networks in Sweden and abroad
• Nordic Literacy
• SMDI, Svenska med Didaktisk Inriktning
• NNMF, Nordisk nettverk for morsmålsdidaktisk forskning
• The Swedish Association for Applied Linguistics (ASLA, Association suédoise de linguistique appliquee)
• The ESERA Special Interest Group Languages & Literacies in Science Education
- Alejandra Donoso Senior lecturer
- Ann-Charlotte Rohman Roth Lecturer
- Annelie Johansson Senior lecturer
- Annika Andersson Senior lecturer
- Birgitta Waters Lecturer
- Britta Herder Lecturer
- Charlotte Hommerberg Senior lecturer
- Christian Waldmann Associate Professor
- Desirée Fristedt Lecturer
- Emil Tyberg Lecturer
- Ewa Bergh Nestlog Senior Lecturer
- Gilbert Ambrazaitis Senior lecturer
- Gisela Håkansson Senior professor
- Gudrun Svensson Senior lecturer
- Ibolya Maricic Senior lecturer
- Johanna Salomonsson Senior lecturer
- Kristina Danielsson Professor
- Maria Lindgren Senior lecturer
- Marie Källkvist Professor visiting
- Päivi Juvonen Professor
- Sergej Ivanov Senior lecturer
- Shirley Näslund Senior lecturer
- Sofia Ask Senior Lecturer
- Sofia Svensson Senior lecturer
- Solveig Hammarbäck Lecturer
- Spela Mezek
- Victoria Dryselius Lecturer