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Linguistic landscapes in Gothenburg

Course
SPL232
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-13950
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 875 SEK
First payment: 10 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

In this course, you will be provided with linguistic and ethnographic tools to show and discuss social meanings connected to language, texts and symbols in the public urban space. You will be introduced to the interdisciplinary study of linguistic landscapes (Linguistic Landscapes), and you will carry out a study of linguistic landscapes (mainly in Gothenburg).

Throughout, emphasis is placed on how linguistic resources in signs and urban inscriptions interact with other meaning-making resources (e.g. color, image, typography, material and architecture) in the creation of cultural, social and spatial ideas and identities. By continuously asking how society, culture and identity are represented and recreated in the linguistic landscape, we attempt to raise awareness of multilingual and multi-modal communication in public urban spaces, and encourage critical reflection of how global flows and processes influence local places.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.