The Queen visits Stockholm University's Department of Linguistics

The Queen with Professor Francisco Lacerda. Photo: Peter Branderud/SU

On Wednesday 10 October, The Queen visited the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University.
The Queen was welcomed by Professor Francisco Lacerda, and the visit began with a brief presentation of the department and its field of research. The Queen was then shown the phonetics laboratory, where some of the department's research is carried out. During The Queen's visit, a project was taking place to investigate babies' language and The Queen had the opportunity to learn about ongoing research while she was there. The project aims to find out how people learn spoken language, and is an interdisciplinary research project involving several different departments and research teams.
 
Linguistics is the study of how language is used and how it develops. The Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University is also home to world-leading sign language research.
 
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