Moscow, Russia

Multimodal Communication in the 21st Century

online course
when 21 June 2021 - 2 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee USD 400

The course 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 in the 21st century. More specifically, the course introduces students to major theoretical concepts related to the relationship between language, culture and society, and contemporary multimodal communication. In addition, 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 is one’s identity constructed (and reconstructed) via language use in today’s multilingual 21st century society? 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 one’s own/other language and culture? What impact has the current Covid-19 Pandemic crisis had on people’s multimodality in communication. Finally, we will investigate the role of bilingualism in Tinder – online dating platform (examples from Russian contexts).

Course leader

Denis Zubalov
Programme Academic Supervisor: Language Policy in the Context of Ethnocultural Diversity

Fee info

USD 400: Tuition fee


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