Syntax of the World's Languages 2019/2020 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2019, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 2 September 2019

End date: 10 November 2019

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Enrolment Code: UU-57714 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with a language subject as the main field of study, or Linguistics C.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The course provides a comprehensive overview of a selection of syntactic patterns as an illustration of their typical characteristics in the languages of the world. Some examples of syntactic constructions which could be treated on the course are: word class systems (typical characteristics for the main word classes; how universal are the word classes noun, verb, adjective and adverb) and clause combining (coordination, subordination, clause chains, serial verb constructions). Analysis and discussion of the treated syntactic constructions will illustrate how syntactic patterns in Swedish and English are similar or different from the patterns which are common in the languages of the world.

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Department of Linguistics and Philology

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Box 635, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 2252


Coordinator Linguistics


Telephone: +46 18 471 22 52