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History of the Swedish Language

This two-part lecture, held in English, invites students to discover how the Swedish language developed from the first century through today. Which languages were the strongest influences upon Swedish, and why? How did the complex grammar structure that once dominated the language settles into a two-article language of “den” and “det” words? Where can there still be remnants of older Swedish in today’s language, and where is the language headed today in a globalized world? Materials provided by instructor Ingela Haaland. Välkommen.