LING4172 – Linguistics specialization F

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

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 description Autumn 2016: Discourse Particles (Patrick Grosz)

Learning outcome

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.


10 double lectures


The final grade is based on a portfolio consisting of two 5-page assignments.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

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.

Facts about this course

Autumn 2016
Autumn 2016
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