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SPRÅK2241 - Sociolinguistics

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

This course offers students an advanced introduction to central parts of the sociolinguistic field of research. The study of linguistic variation and change will be given much attention, but other approaches to language as a social phenomenon are also included. Moreover, the course will treat the historical development of the discipline, and both older and newer research literature will be reviewed. The course is general and involves studies from many different linguistic communities. Yet, the emphasis will normally be placed on Norwegian cases. An important purpose of the course is to develop good theoretical and methodological skills in the study of different types of language use and language variation.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
The candidate has:
- knowledge of different approaches to language as a social and cultural phenomenon
- knowledge of a wide range of language situations characterised by variation and change
- knowledge of different sociocultural factors that may have relevance for language development and change
- an overview over main features of the development of the sociolinguistic field of research
- insight into central methodological problems within the sociolinguistics

Proficiency:
The candidate has the ability to:
- identify, describe and discuss phenomena of variation in oral language and written language
- apply relevant sociolinguistic theories in the study of different linguistic arenas and linguistic situations
- select and utilise methods in the study of different language situations
- exercise critical and independent reflection on the possible consequences of processes of linguistic change – both on an individual and societal level
- make use of an extensive system of concepts within sociolinguistic subject areas
- present the academic content both in oral and in writing

Learning methods and activities

Lectures.

Compulsory assignments:
Written assignment(s) or oral presentation(s).

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Classes will be taught in Norwegian and/or English. Students admitted to an English program shall do the obligatory assignments in English and write the exam in English.
Students admitted to a Norwegian/Scandinavian studies program shall do the obligatory assignments in Norwegian and write the exam in Norwegian.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved written assignment(s) or oral presentation(s)

Further on evaluation

Students admitted to a Norwegian/Scandinavian studies program shall do the obligatory assignments in Norwegian and write the exam in Norwegian. Students admitted to an English program shall do the obligatory assignments in English and write the exam in English.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

Curriculum/reading list will be announced at the beginning of the semester. The curriculum should constitute approx. 700 pages.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
NORX2241 7.5 01.09.2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
Examination

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