Communities, Speakers, Texts: Pragmatic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on English, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Autumn 2021, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 30 August 2021

    End date: 31 October 2021

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-55005 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

  • Spring 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 17 January 2022

    End date: 27 March 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-05005 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry requirements: English A1 and English B1

Fees:

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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

This course examines how the English language varies in use according to contextual factors. By applying theories and analytical frameworks from the fields of pragmatics and sociolinguistics, we discover how speakers and writers use the English language to communicate meanings, carry out actions, signal membership in speech communities, and achieve styles in talk and writing. In the pragmatics portion of the course, we consider the ways in which meaning is context dependent and the ways in which speakers achieve goals using language. In the sociolinguistics portion of the course, we analyse the linguistic resources with which speakers show their connection to a given community and express identity. You will use primarily qualitative research methods to complete assignments and short research papers.

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Contact

Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1247 018-471 1245

Email: Info@engelska.uu.se

Study Counsellor

Email: studievagledare@engelska.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47