This course provides a basic user-friendly introduction to the study of language and the relationship between language and society. Since the course targets people who have no prior knowledge of the subject, it presents information in short units, introducing the major concepts in language study – the analysis of language use on different levels. To increase student engagement with the teaching materials, the course also includes practical activities involving data analysis and interpretation.
Researcher and educator with rich experienced in (inter)national research projects. Coordinator of the joint-degree programme “International Master’s in Sociolinguistics and Multilingualism”. Education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused in Linguistics from University of Bergen (Norway). Research interests include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, language and ideology.
She got her PhD from the University of Bergen (Norway) and has taught in universities in Europe and the USA. Research interests include multilingualism and language policy, contrastive studies of language, and language acquisition.