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Nordic Languages as a Second Language Conference - NORDAND16

The Swedish department at the Institution of Culture and Learning at Södertörn university will be hosting the 16th conference on Nordic Languages as a Second Langauge - Nordand16.

The conference will take place from June 12th to June 14th, 2024, and will focus on Nordic languages as second or foreign languages, as well as multilingualism in the Nordic countries. This is a recurring conference aimed at providing a platform for discussions and the sharing of new research findings in these areas.

Contributions may, for instance, address second language acquisition, language attitudes, language ideologies, language policy, education, literacy, language in the curriculum, language learning for professional practices, otherness, political discourses, (trans-)languaging, theory-practice dialogue, and more.

October 23 2023 - Abstract submission opens

December 1 2023 - Registration opens

February 29 2024 - Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 12024 - Notification of accepted abstract

May 17 2024 - Last day of registration

June 12-14 2024 - Conference

The dates of the conference are approaching, and a more detailed program will be published here shortly. Welcome to Stockholm!

Wednesday 12th june

12.00-13.00 Registration, opening ceremony, lunch

13.00-16.00 Parallel sessions

16.00-17.00 Plenary speaker: Kellie Goncalves

ca. 18:00 Conference dinner

Thursday 13th june

9.00-10.00 Plenary speaker: Andreas Fejes

10.00 - 12.00 Parallel sessions

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-17.00 Parallel sessions

19.00-21:00 Reception at Stockholm city hall

Friday 14th june

9.00-12.00 Parallel sessions

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-14.00 Parallella sessioner

14.00-15.00 Plenary speaker: Natialia Ganuza

15:00 Closing of conference

Natalia Ganuza, professor in Swedish language with a focus on sociolinguistics at the Department of Nordic Languages, Uppsala University.

Andreas Fejes, professor in adult education at the Department of Behavioral Science and Learning, Linköping University.

Kellie Goncalves, associate professor in sociolinguistics and discourse studies at the Department of English, University of Bern.

Find your way to the university
You can easily reach the university from Stockholm city using the commuter train (pendeltåg); it takes about 20 minutes. When you arrive at Flemingsberg station from Stockholm city, turn right and take the escalators up, and you will arrive directly at Campus Flemingsberg and Södertörn University.

For departure information, please check Stockholm Public Transport (SL) travel planner External link, opens in new window..

If you are arriving in Stockholm by plane, please visit Swedavia's website External link, opens in new window. for information on the easiest way to get from the airport to Stockholm city.

Navigating the university
Our room naming structure consists of building - floor - room number. For example, when it says that a session or plenary lecture is in room MA 648, you should be in Moas båge (M), building A, floor 6, and room MA 648.

Please see the campus map Pdf, 487.4 kB. for more information.

Information about the conference facilities will be available shortly.

There are no special rates for accommodation apart from the already negotiated rates for Swedish academic institutions offered in connection with the conference. Please see below for recommended accommodations:

Scandic Continental Scandic Continental | Hotell vid Stockholm Centralstation | Scandic HotelsLänk till annan webbplats. External link.

Scandic Talk Älvsjö Scandic Talk ÄlvsjöLänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster. External link.

Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central Comfort Hotel Xpress Stockholm Central ( External link.

Other Links
Stockholm City website External link, opens in new window.

Visit Stockholm External link, opens in new window.

The registration opens on December 1, 2023, and closes on May 17, 2024.

Click here External link, opens in new window. to register for the conference!

Please note that the free reception at the city hall on June 13 requires pre-registration in connection with your conference registration. Please see the link above for more information.

Conference Fee
Early bird until April 14th: 1500 SEK
After April 14th: 1700 SEK
Student price (including doctoral students): 1000 SEK

Conference Dinner
550 SEK excl. VAT
650 SEK incl. VAT

Submission of abstracts
The abstract submission system will be open from October 23, 2023, to February 29, 2024. Please submit your abstract here. External link, opens in new window.

We invite you to submit abstracts for individual presentations, panel presentations, and poster presentations related to Nordic languages as second or foreign languages and multilingualism in the Nordic countries. Abstracts may be written in the Swedish, Danish, Norweigan or English.

Abstract instructions and template
Your abstract should be a maximum of 250 words (excluding any references) and should fit on one A4 page. All abstracts regardless of type should include the following components:

1) Research area and the purpose of the current study.
2) Theoretical foundations.
3) Methodology and research design.
4) Results or expected outcomes.
5) Relevance to Nordand16.

Please be sure to follow the instructions and formatting provided in the designated template below when writing your abstract.

Abstract Template Word, 32.5 kB.

Individual presentations
The presentations will be arranged in sections. Each presentation is allotted a total of 20 minutes, excl. time for questions.

An organized panel is centered around a specific theme and is planned by the panel's organizers. The panel includes a chairperson (usually the organizer) and it is possible to include one or more discussants who have read the panel's abstracts in advance and agreed to participate in the panel. The panel's organizer determines the structure and duration of the panel. Recommended time is two hours, but it is possible to request a duration of three hours. For a panel of two hours it is recommended to include 3-4 presentations. There should also be a concluding discussion which may be moderated by the participants or an invited discussant. The panel's abstract should include the following:

1) The panel's title
2) An introduction describing the panel's purpose (maximum 500 words)
3) The desired duration for the panel
4) The names and titles of the individual presenters

Note that separate abstracts must be submitted for each presentation within the panel. These abstracts should follow the abstract template and instructions above and be submitted as individual abstracts by all participants in the panel. Please specify the panel's title during the submission.

Poster presentations
There will be an opportunity to display posters in the conference's coffee area. Posters will remain up throughout the conference, and specific time slots will be allocated for attendees to visit the posters. Presenters are expected to be available at their posters during these scheduled times. The poster size should be A0.

Selection process
All submissions will undergo peer review, focusing on theoretical, methodological, and empirical clarity.

Accepted abstracts will be published in an abstract book under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (, allowing use, distribution, and reproduction as long as the abstract is cited correctly (Open Access).

The conference is organized by the Swedish Department External link, opens in new window. at Södertörn University.

For inquiries, please contact us via our conference email:


Time and place

12 June 2024, 12:00 - 14 June 2024, 15:00

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