Introduction to English Linguistics and English Language History

10 credits

The course is divided into two 5-point courses. In the introduction to linguistics course we look at language in general and English in particular from various perspectives, from speech sounds to the structure of discourse. In the English language history, we trace the history of the English language from its roots to its current status as a world wide lingua franca.

The teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars in smaller groups and involves oral and written tasks. During the course the students practice individual work, critical thinking, oral and written communication, planning and analytical skills.


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!

Students in house M