Swedish title: Engelska: Språklig variation i engelskan
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics; Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, English
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2022.
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2022-08-29 – 2022-10-30
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-34250
Eligibility: English: Level 3 - B. A. Course (ENGK01) or equivalent
- Exam schedule
- Canvas ENGM13 - English: Linguistic Variation in English
- Library Guide Engelska
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
This course is concerned with the English language from a sociolinguistic perspective. It aims to provide insights into how social structures and relationships influence language as well as the role that language can play in shaping social structures and relationships. In addition to providing students with the theoretical and analytical tools to understand current work in sociolinguistics, the course also prepares students to undertake their own research and familiarizes them with core areas of language variation in text and discourse, including regional variation, genre variation, and the role played by gender and by socio-economic and ethnic background in how we speak and use language. The course also provides insights into the globalization of English. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be addressed in the course.
This course is concerned with the English language from a sociolinguistic perspective. It surveys the standard varieties of English and how they have developed. It aims to provide insights into how social structures and relationships influence language and how language plays a role in shaping social structures and relationships. In addition to providing students with the theoretical and analytical tools to understand current work in sociolinguistics, it also prepares them to undertake their own research and familiarises them with the current trends in sociolinguistics in the broad areas of language variation in text and discourse, attitudes towards language, multilingualism, globalization, language contact and language policy. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are discussed and evaluated in the course.
This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
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First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
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