Current Trends in Linguistics
Syllabus, Master's level, 5LN141
- 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, 2 December 2015
- Responsible department
- Department of Linguistics and Philology
The course is given as an optional module within Linguistics D but may also be taken independently.
Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with Linguistics or another language subject as the main field of study.
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.
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
- Colour semantics
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.
The course may be taken even if the student has already taken the course Current Trends in Linguistics (5LN142).
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