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Language and Geography

  • 7.5 credits

This course provides advanced knowledge of human languages from a geographical perspective.

The course discusses the spread and location of modern languages, languages in different geographical entities such as continents, countries, and cities, areal phenomena and the concept Sprachbund, and how nature and culture can be considered to affect language. The course also introduces geographical information systems (GIS) and tools for creating language maps.

  • Course structure

    The course is given Daytime, 50%.

    Teaching format

    The course is based on lectures and exercises.


    The course is examined through written assignments.

  • Contact

    Student affairs office, Departement of Linguistics

    Södra huset, C 378
    Visiting hours for students
    Tuesdays 9.00-10.00
    Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
    Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00
    +46 8 16 23 47

    Director of Studies

    Henrik Liljegren
    Office: C244
    Phone: +46 8 16 12 45