Since its inception in 2000, the research environment Language and Culture has provided a means for students to build on their bachelor and master studies in modern foreign languages, Swedish, Swedish as a second language, general linguistics and comparative literature.
The environment is an interdisciplinary forum for linguistic and literary research, its point of departure being the linguistic expression in all its varied forms: informal and professional, textual and multimodal, functional and artistic.
The forms of expression, products and processes that are studied within our environment can comprise anything from everyday talk to literary texts, from multimodal interaction to digital media, from institutional communication to archives and databases. These are related both to social, cultural, medial and material contexts as well as to their respective traditions.
Our research environment is a place where linguists and literary scholars speak to each other and work together. Yet this does not prevent research projects based on the shared frame of reference outlined above from having a clear linguistic or literary orientation.