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Undergraduate course

Icelandic Language and Society

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeISL104
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian.
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Teaching semester


Learning Outcomes

The course focuses on certain linguistic topics of modern Icelandic. The aim of the course is to give students a good knowledge of some linguistic topics of modern Icelandic. Those topics are historical development of the Icelandic language, word-formation and productivity, dialects, language policy (purism, neologism) and the relation between language and society. For further information about learning outcome, please see course description in Norwegian.

Required Previous Knowledge

Students must have a good knowledge of the Norwegian language.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap



Contact Information

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.


Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Take-home examination

    Assignment handed out
    18.09.2020, 13:00
    Submission deadline
    25.09.2020, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam