Course EN2037

Social variation, language contact and power in English

7.5 Credits
First Cycle

Starts week 46, 2020

In the course students will identify different factors explaining language use, variation and change, analyse interaction using sociolinguistic terminology, discuss the notions of language maintenance and death, analyse the effects of globalization and language contact involving English, discuss power relationships and their effect on language use, analyse how language policy and planning affect the use of English in the world, and apply methods of sociolinguistic analysis (such as, ethnography and variationist sociolinguistics) to instances of English language use.
Starts and ends:
wk46, 2020 - wk2, 2021
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
Entry Qualifications:
  • 60 higher education credits in English at Undergraduate level 1, including the course, Introduction to Modern English Linguistics, 7.5 credits, or equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
6 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
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