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Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Linguistics: The Structure and Function of Language

LINB02

Course code: LINB02
Swedish title: Lingvistik: Språkets struktur och funktion
ECTS credits: 7.5

Semester:

NB! The information below was about spring 2017. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Study period: spring 2017
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2017-01-16 – 2017-03-17
Language of instruction: Swedish
Eligibility: General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: English 6
Application code: LU-75621

Introductory meeting: 2017-01-16 at 10.15 – 12.00: SOL:L403

Teachers: Victoria Johansson

Description

Genom föreläsningar och praktiska övningsmoment, utvecklar studenterna sin förmågan att använda data och teoretiska begrepp som är grundläggande i lingvistik. Kursen behandlar den allmänna språkvetenskapens olika delområden: morfologi (ordstruktur), syntax (satsstruktur), semantik/pragmatik (betydelsestruktur), och fonologi (ljudstruktur). Föreläsningarna tar upp olika typer av företeelser dessa områden behandlar, vilka språkvetenskapliga modeller som används för att beskriva dem och göra generaliseringar, centrala begrepp, samt exempel på formalismer som används i olika typer av lingvistisk analys.

Kursen ingår också som delkurs i Lingvistik, grundkurs (LINA13).

Språkets struktur och funktion är institutionens grundläggande kurs i allmän språkvetenskap. Genom föreläsningar och praktiska övningsmoment ges studenterna data och teoretiska begrepp som behövs för fortsatta studier i lingvistik. Kursen har som mål att introducera studenterna till den allmänna språkvetenskapens olika delområden: morfologi, syntax, semantik och fonologi. Delområdet morfologi behandlar ordstruktur i olika språk, syntax utgör studiet av satsstruktur, bl.a. ordföljder som tillåts i världens språk, semantik studerar olika aspekter på språkliga uttrycks betydelse och kommunikativa funktion och fonologi behandlar vilka ljud och ljudprocesser som kännetecknar olika språk. Föreläsningarna tar upp vilka typer av fakta dessa områden behandlar, vilka problem som diskuteras inom dem, centrala begrepp och distinktioner och ger vidare exempel på de regelbundenheter man hittar eller söker efter samt på formalismer som lingvister utvecklat för den teoretiska språkbeskrivningen.

Admission Requirements

Grundläggande behörighet samt Svenska B och Engelska B.

Note!

The course is not open for applications through antagning.se / universityadmissions.se next semester. Please contact the department for more information!

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

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.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

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.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions