Language in Society: Theory, Analysis and Interpretation, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 30 October 2022

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-55032 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: All qualified applicants will be admitted.

    Registration: 1 August 2022 – 28 August 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits. 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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

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

More information


Department of English

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 1247 018-471 1245


Study Counsellor


Telephone: +46 18 471 12 47