Language in Society: Theory, Analysis and Interpretation 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 31 August 2020

End date: 3 November 2020

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-55032 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

Entry Requirements: 90 credits in a language subject


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the theoretical perspectives that shape sociolinguistic research. Through the readings assigned in the course, you will learn about the analytical frameworks researchers employ in the interpretation of empirical data. We will survey the latest advances in English sociolinguistics concerning, for example, how the English language varies across the lifespan for individuals, how patterns of regional dialects are shifting, how speakers construct and negotiate masculine and feminine identities in interaction, and the societal consequences of linguistic variation. You will have the opportunity to choose a specific area of interest for in-depth study for your class presentation

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Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1247 018-471 1245

Fax: 018-471 1229


Study Counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47