Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
General Linguistics G1F
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
The Department Board
30 credits in a language subject
The course is given as optional module within Linguistics C but may also be taken independently.
On completion of the course, to earn the grade Pass the student should at least be able to:
explain the basic principles of the scientific work and the research methodology with reference to modern linguistics (general linguistics),
present and analyse relevant scientific articles within the field linguistics (general linguistics), and
work with a certain level of independence, clearly formulate and critically discuss theoretical and methodological assumptions and present the results orally and in writing.
The course is given with different theme from current trends in linguistics. Possible themes are, e.g.:
The Geometry of Meaning, based on Gärdenfors' book by the same name.
The Phylogenetic Analysis of Language
The course has two moments of examination: 1. continuous written tests that are conducted during lecture hours; 2. a final project, the exact date for submission is announced by the teacher at the start of the course. For the grade Pass (G), Pass is required in all moments. For the grade Pass with distinction, Pass with distinction is required in moment 2 as well as Pass in moment 1.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.
The course may be taken even if the student has already taken the course Current Trends in Linguistics (5LN141).