Syllabus for Current Trends in Linguistics

Aktuella forskningsområden inom lingvistik

A revised version of the syllabus is available.


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5LN142
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: General Linguistics G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2011-09-23
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2012
  • Entry requirements:

    30 credits in a linguistic subject.

  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is given as optional module within Linguistics C but may also be taken independently.

Learning outcomes

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.


See the aims.


The students show the results of their learning through a combination of different forms of assessment,

which can be either oral or written.

They can take place at a scheduled time and location (e.g. within the framework of regular teaching), or be such that the student carries them out independently.

Information regarding assessment will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Other directives

The course may not be included in a degree if equivalent parts have been read within another course included in the degree.

On completion of the course, the student can not read the course Current research fields within linguistics 5LN141 for second-cycle studies.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2015

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Heine, Bernd Grammaticalization

    Part of:

    The handbook of historical linguistics

    Oxford: Blackwell, 2003

    Find in the library


  • Wisher, Ilse Grammaticalization

    Part of:

    Encyclopedia of language and linguistics

    2:a upplagan: 2006

    (2006) s. 129-136

    Find in the library


  • Norde, Muriel Degrammaticalization

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009

    Find in the library

  • Find in the library

  • Brinton, Laurel J.; Traugott, Elizabeth Closs Lexicalization and language change

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005

    Find in the library

  • Narrog, Heiko; Heine, Bernd The Oxford handbook of grammaticalization

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011

    Find in the library

  • Grammaticalization in the North: Noun phrase morphosyntax in Scandinavian vernaculars

    Language Science Press, 2015

    Find in the library

Reading list revisions

Last modified: 2022-04-26