Bilingualism in Society
The course highlights aspects of bi- and multilingualism in the era of globalization. It examines the relationship between language and society, in particular the ways in which multilingual practices are used to construct social categories such as class, 'race', ethnicity and gender, and thus create, maintain or challenge persistent forms of inequality.
Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.
In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.
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Checklist for admitted students
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Information from the department - courses
Welcome to the Department for Swedish Language and Multilingualism (Svefler). Once you have been admitted to an education with us, you will receive an email from one of our Student counsellors or Course administrators.
In the email, you will receive information needed before the course starts. We usually email you after the first admission, and after the second admission if you are newly admitted then.
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Usually you need to register online, and you have to register on time to confirm and keep your place. Please see the email from the Student counsellor or Course administrator.
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Web-based teaching digitally in Zoom
Teaching at our Department mostly takes place digitally during the first half of the spring semester 2021. There will only be a few occasions with teaching and examination on campus. Please read our FAQ: Questions and answers (Svefler's website):
Our teachers use the e-meeting service Zoom for lectures and seminars. Familiarize yourself with Zoom before it's time for your first seminar, it's free for students at Stockholm University.
Course site in the e-learning platform Athena
We use the e-learning platform Athena for communication within our courses. Each course has its own course site where teachers will make relevant material available at the start of the course. You will access Athena after you have registered.
Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department.
Find your way on campus
Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.
For new international students
The aim of the course is to explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks that position language as a form of practice through which social relations, cultural forms, ideologies, hierarchies, and identities are constructed.
After a completed course you will:
have a solid grasp of and use sociolinguistic concepts and methods that are central to multilingual research
apply a holistic approach across the various social aspects of multilingualism and discuss links between these aspects in a theoretically informed way
analyze and discuss specific social issues relating to multilingualism by using appropriate concepts, methods and theories
discuss and seek to resolve language policy issues in relation to multilingualism
in a theoretically and methodologically informed manner independently plan, carry out and report on a small sociolinguistic investigation relevant to the field of multilingualism
assess accepted scientific conventions in multilingualism research in a critical way and apply new scientific approaches to multilingualism in society.
See the Syllabus.
The pdf is in Swedish, but you can search the course by the course code.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.