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Linguistic features and theories in English

Course

General Course in English Linguistics

7.5 credits

AS2019 / SS2020

50%

Campus

This course will strengthen and develop your oral and written skills in English, providing knowledge of linguistic features in English. It covers the fundamentals of modern linguistic theories and their application, including subjects such as morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Linguistic and cultural knowledge that is useful at work or at home Do you want to work in advertising and PR, translation and interpretation, politics, travel, journalism, international relations, cultural criticism? All these fields require skills in English and knowledge related to different cultures. Studying English at Södertörn University will help you use English, and language in general, in the most effective manner, allowing you to use these skills in advertising, politics or other in professions in which you need a high level of communicative skill. You will also gain the skills you need for employment in a workplace where English is the working language, which makes English a great supplement to other subjects. Studying English brings the opportunity to continue studying at Master’s level and beyond. Read about research in this subject
The fundamentals of modern linguistic theories and their application This course covers the fundamentals of modern linguistic theories and their application, including subjects such as morphology, semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and language acquisition; it also approaches linguistic variation from geographical, social, cultural and situational perspectives. The aim of the course is to strengthen and develop your oral and written skills in English and that you learn about the fundamental linguistic features of the English language, so that you can define and apply linguistic concepts and argumentation. You will learn to apply tools in order to analyse spoken and written English, and to write academic texts with a clear structure and formal style. Course design Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars, and is conducted in English. Assessment is via a written examination, as well as written assignments, oral presentations, and attendance at the lectures and seminars.
A global language to help you understand the world English is a global language. Learning English opens doors to personal development and future success; you can study or work abroad, gain better understanding of the mechanisms in a multicultural society and think critically about many aspects of current societal and political problems. Learning a foreign language also brings new ways of looking at the problems in the world. English at Södertörn University specialises in teaching and research in English and fields directly linked to the subject, such as linguistics, literature and the culture of English-speaking countries. It encourages critical thinking about the links between historical, social and cultural circumstances, and well as examining how different social groups use language. Another aspect is that of how a language is learned and what influences the process.