LING4171 – Linguistics specialization E
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The academic theme of this course changes from semester to semester, but all specializations provide students with deeper knowledge of the fundamentals of recent linguistic research. This may for example involve various aspects of leading theories in cognitive grammar, construction grammar, generative grammar, and sometimes more or less specialized linguistic research fields (which can be studied under several theoretical approaches), such as argument structure, diachronic linguistics, grammaticalization, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, conversation analysis, language acquisition, linguistic typology, sociolinguistics or bilingualism.
Course content Autumn 2016: Semantic Theory (Pritty Patel-Grosz)
As a student of such a specialization course you will be introduced to a general theoretical framework that constitutes a relevant approach to linguistic research as well as to more specialized domains which you will be able to grasp more comprehensively. In addition to providing you with a theoretical foundation for linguistic analysis, the course will help you learn to apply the theoretical concepts to work towards your own thesis.
The minimum number of attendants for the course is 5.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Bachelor’s Degree in languages/linguistics.
Please see the description of this semester's topic for possible additonal requirements.
Classes are given throughout the semester, 10 double lectures in total.
Each student has to write an assignment given by the teacher during the course of the seminar. The assignment must be approved by the teacher before the student can take the final exam.
The final grade is set based on a three-day take-home exam.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.