Russia, Moscow

Language and Culture in a Contemporary Globalized World

online course
when 15 July 2020 - 24 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee USD 400

The course Language and Culture in a Contemporary Globalized World is designed for international students enrolled in the Summer University at HSE. The present course adopts a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of language and culture in global contexts. More specifically, the course introduces students to major theoretical concepts related to the relationship between language, culture and society. More specifically, we will focus on questions such as: why do people talk differently, in other words, why do people modify their speech in different circumstances? How do global economic and political processes, on the one hand, and gender, social class, and age on the other, exert influence on one’s linguistic behavior and attitudes to language and culture? Likewise, we will examine how one’s identity is constructed and reconstructed via language use in today’s multilingual urban spaces. Finally, we will investigate language practices in online communication analyzing examples from Facebook and Tinder – online dating platform (examples from Russian contexts).

Course leader

Denis Zubalov
Assistant Professor:Faculty of Humanities / School of General and Applied Philology

Fee info

USD 400: Tuition fee
USD 50: Registration fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we are happy to offer you a 20% discount.