Bilingualism in Society, 7.5 credits

About the course

The course highlights aspects of bi- and multilingualism in the era of globalization. It examines the relationship between language and society, in partiklar 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.

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.

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