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Variationist Sociolinguistics

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: EN2222
Spring 2020
25% Distance
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
2 Closed GU-23052
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The central part of the course consists of a practical assignment where the student collects his/her own material which is analysed and interpreted. As a background, the historical context of sociolinguistics is studied where William Labov and his innovations from the 1960s are treated as well as Labov's predecessors. Important current theories and methods are studied, as well as the importance of variationist sociolinguistics to different empirical methods in linguistics, and its strengths and weaknesses.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts degree or Equivalent

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

E-mail:, Phone: 031-786 1795


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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