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Language and Geography

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

This course is canceled autumn 2022.

This 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.

Karta över Europa och förstoringsglas. Foto: Eva Dalin.
Photo by Eva Dalin.
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and exercises.


    The course is examined through written assignments.

  • 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.
  • Contact

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