Current Trends in Linguistics

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 5LN141

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
General Linguistics A1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 5 November 2015
Responsible department
Department of Linguistics and Philology

General provisions

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

Entry requirements

Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with Linguistics or another language subject as the main field of study.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, to earn the mark Pass, the student should at least be about to:

  • explain the basic principles of the scientific work and the research methodology with reference to modern linguistics (general linguistics),
  • describe, analyse and critically examine relevant scientific articles within the field of linguistics (general linguistics), and
  • work with a certain level of independence, clearly formulate and critically discuss theoretical and methodological assumptions and make adequate professional oral and written presentations of the results.


See the objectives


Instruction consists of lectures, workshops and assessment. The student's own learning activities are of major importance for the outcome on this course.


The course is assessed through written assignments and seminar presentations.

Each objective is marked with fail (U), pass (G) or passed with distinction (VG).

A pass for the course is given if the student has received at least a pass for all objectives.

If at least half of the marks for the objectives were passed with distinction, then this is given as the course mark.

Other directives

The course may not be taken if the student has already taken the course Current Trends in Linguistics (5LN142).