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682484P Communication technologies and language, 5 op 
Tunniste 682484P  Voimassaolo 01.08.2018 -
Nimi Communication technologies and language  Lyhenne Communication t 
Laajuus5 op   
OpiskelumuotoPerusopinnot Oppiaine1101 Englantilainen filologia 
  Arvostelu1 - 5, hyv, hyl 
Vastuuyksikkö Humanistinen tiedekunta 


5 ECTS credits / 135 hours of work




The course is held in the spring semester, during periods III and IV.


Upon completion of the course students will be able to

·         demonstrate knowledge of the development and impact of the main communication technologies

·         understand and assess different methods and approaches to investigating language and communication technologies

·         display an understanding of how to collect and analyse relevant empirical linguistic and interactional data

·         critically reflect on discourses about the societal impact of technological developments


This course will provide an introduction to the major developments in communication technologies since electrification and to their impact(s) on spoken and written language uses and structures. We will study relevant technical and interactional features of old and new communication technologies and applications (e.g. telephones, mobile phones, video telephony, chats, message services, chatbots). The course will focus on changes in linguistic and social conduct linked to remote communication as they have been perceived and investigated in the domains of (socio)linguistics, sociology, or media and communication studies.


Lectures and workshops 24 h; readings 36 h; course assignments (individual and group work) 25 h; writing a course paper 50 h.


Interactive lectures, guided discussions, individual and group work, small presentations, various learning activities.


Students in all degree programmes at the Faculty of Humanities


A basic intererst in linguistics and language use is required.

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The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.


Selected readings to be agreed with the course teacher.

Suoritustavat ja arviointikriteerit 

Active and regular participation in the course work, doing course assignments, writing of term paper. Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.


Florence Oloff




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