World Englishes: Social and Linguistic Perspectives 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2020, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 4 November 2020

End date: 17 January 2021

Application Deadline: 15 April 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-55029 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:

The course provides an overview of the historical reasons behind the global expansion of the English language. Further, the course aims to provide you with insights into sociolinguistic concepts regarding linguistic variability in World Englishes, including, for example, language contact, linguistic convergence and divergence, and factors influencing processes of standardisation. The course will also focus on language planning relating to variability in world varieties of English, with attention given to policies and praxis in school and university settings. You will collect empirical data on one of the world varieties of English, analyse linguistic phenomena, and present their findings in a pilot study.

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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