2019.11 - Language Policy and Language Rights
Language Policy and Language Rights
Students will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of how complex the relationship between language, society, politics and legislation is. By the end of the course, students will be equipped with analytical skills necessary to examine various aspects of language policy and language rights different social settings/situations.
The course will focus on various notions of language policy and language rights and how they can be studied empirically. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, we will analyze how language policy and language rights reflect and yet at the same time create social and political real life situations. Language policy and language rights will be studied from a local, national as well as international level.
Learning and teaching approaches
20 two-hour lectures (including supervision for examination paper).
Written examination paper (8-10 pp.) on a topic of students’ own choice forms the basis for an oral examination. Internal assessment/marking according to the at the current marking scale.
Karin Jóhanna Leitisstein Knudsen