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History of the Swedish Language

This three-part lecture, held in English by instructor Ingela Haaland, takes us on a journey of how Swedish developed from the first century to modern day Swedish. Which languages were the strongest influences upon Swedish, and why? How did the complex grammar structure that once dominated the language settle into a two-article language of “den” and “det” words? Where do we still see remnants of older Swedish in today’s language, and where is the language headed today in a globalized world? Materials provided by instructor. Välkommen.