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Language and Society

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SIK221
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Period: 5 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
2 Closed GU-15757
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course addresses the role of language in society and the world’s linguistic relationships from a sociolinguistic and intercultural perspective. You will study how history, politics, economics and migration (to name but a few factors) can affect the language use of different groups, societies and nations, as well as discussing issues related to language and power, the linguistic market, minority languages and linguistic hierarchies, amongst other concepts.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor’s or equivalent foreign degree. English B / English 6 is also required, along with 60 credits in English, or in German, or in French or in Spanish or 90 credits in Arabic or in Russian or 120 credits in Japanese or in Chinese or equivalent competence, to be assessed by the department.

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

Malin Karlsson, tel: 031-786 1782. E-post:


Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Lundgrensgatan 1B

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