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Variationist Sociolinguistics

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: EN2222

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

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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Tuition Fee

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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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