English terms and titles in Swedish organizations is a topic of an article in this morning’s DN (Nov 19, 2021). I’ll add a link here when the article is available online.

Written by Hugo Lindkvist and Josef Svenberg in the Culture – Language section, the article (“Så blev luddigheten norm i yrkestitlar på engelska”) discusses how both individuals and organizations, including Swedish Radio, use English when a Swedish title would seem to work perfectly well and how English is sometimes used to avoid sounding too vague in Swedish (as if the titles weren’t vague in English).

This goes back to the constant discussion of whether English is overused in Swedish and what benefits or disadvantages using English may offer the writer as opposed to sticking with Swedish.

The articles doesn’t provide any answers to these questions but does offer some interesting observations.

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