Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

General Linguistics: Analysing Language Behaviour

ALSM11

Course code: ALSM11
Swedish title: Allmän språkvetenskap: Analys av språkligt beteende
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Masterprogram i språk och språkvetenskap

Semester:

Study period: autumn 2017
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2017-10-30 – 2018-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: 60 ECTS in a language, linguistics, or the equivalent.
Application code: LU-35701

Teachers: Victoria Johansson

Description

The course gives an introductory orientation about methods for measuring and analysing language behaviour in real time, that is, the activities of speaking, listening, writing, and language and gestures as they unfold millisecond by millisecond. A central part of the course is constituted by exercises in formulating empirically testable hypotheses and interpreting quantitative data from eyetracking, keystroke-logging, bodytracking, speech activity, and EEG/ERP data. The course also addresses questions concerning to what extent a given linguistic theory or theory of a linguistic phenomenon is empirically testable.

The course is an elective component of the Master of Arts programme in Language and Linguistics (HASPV). It is also offered as a freestanding course and can be included in a first or second cycle degree.

Admission Requirements

Grundläggande behörighet samt 60 högskolepoäng i något språkämne, lingvistik, eller motsvarande. General requirements and 60 ECTS from any language subject, linguistics, or equivalent.

Important dates – Autumn semester 2017

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart 50%
På engelska
30 oktober 2017 – 14 januari 2018

Öppen för sen anmälan

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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