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Language and Geography

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.


    Ljuba Vesselinova

  • Schedule

    The 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 literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • 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
    +46 8 16 12 45