English Linguistics - A Themes Course

15 credits

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The theme course Change and variation in modern English discusses the changing nature of the English language. You will learn what the vocabulary, phrases and grammar look like in different varieties of English, and how these are changing over time. You will learn how to use corpora, modern databases of texts, to independently study the English language. You will discover that the English language is even richer than you previously thought. This theme courses is closely connected to a rich corpus-linguistic research tradition at Linnaeus University.

The theme course Discourse Analysis presents various models for discourse analysis and focuses specifically on Internet discourse and computer mediated discourse analysis. During the course, you will learn to independently collect Internet data and analyze it using the computer-mediated discourse analysis method. You will also learn how to independently and critically review, account for and discuss current scientific articles in the research area and link current research results to your own research.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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