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Develop your expertise in the English language


Language and Linguistics II

7.5 credits

Autumn / Spring


Campus / Distance

This course will further improve your proficiency in English, as well as providing an understanding of the language’s structure, history and links to other languages. You will expand your awareness of English as a linguistic system, which is beneficial for your skills in Swedish and other languages.

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Language and Linguistics II 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.
Historical development and linguistic concepts The course builds upon your knowledge of English linguistics by introducing additional disciplines related to the formal structure of the language. You will learn basic terms and concepts in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. The course also includes an overview of the historical development of the English language and its contact with other languages. The course is taught through lectures and seminars, with about four contact hours per week. It is examined through attendance at the lectures and active participation in the seminars, as well as hand-in assignments and a written exam.
Language and Linguistics II 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.