Course

Course code: ALSM21
Swedish title: Allmän språkvetenskap: Språket och hjärnan
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics

Due to the announcement from the Swedish Government issued May 29th, that returning to campus-based education is possible from June 15th, the following applies to teaching at the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology during the autumn semester:

  • Due to the ongoing corona (COVID-19) pandemic and the restrictions that have been issued, the courses taught this autumn will have a limited number of meetings on campus, depending on the availability of suitable lecture rooms. The major part of the teaching will take place online. Detailed information on what is the case for your course will be given below.
  • If the teaching is campus-based, there will be assigned entry and exit passages for each teaching room regarding stairwells, corridors and entrances (doorways). Please be considerate and follow the instructions to the point. Hand disinfectant will be available in all lecture halls and group rooms.

Please make sure we can reach you – check if your email address in Ladok is correct: www.student.lu.se

Please pay attention to the start time of your teaching. The stated time in your course schedule is valid.

Study period: autumn semester 2020
Type of education: only online
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-08-31 – 2020-10-30
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-35701
Eligibility: completion of at least 60 credits from within a language discipline or Linguistics (General Linguistics or Phonetics), or the equivalent.

Introductory meeting: 2020-09-03 at 13:15 – 15:00

Teachers: Mikael Roll

Information

Introduction meeting on 3 September at 13:15, online via zoom. Go to meeting link https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/67234510909. Log in with LU student account!

Instructions on how to install and use zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Description

The course studies the connections between the structure of the central nervous system and linguistic and communicative functions in relation to other cognitive functions such as sight. Basic concepts in neuroanatomy are discussed and the neuro-psychological correlatives of various linguistic components such as phonetics/phonology, morphology, semantics/pragmatics and syntax are examined. Models of neurocognitive representations and the analysis of speech and writing are introduced, as are the experimental methods which are used to examine these various types of linguistic representations and linguistic analyses. Areas covered include the evolution of language, the asymmetrical function of the hemispheres of the brain, and the affects of brain injury such as aphasia and dementia on the neurophysiological processing of language.

Admission Requirements

Grundläggande samt 60 hp i något språkämne, lingvistik, eller motsvarande.

General requirements and 60 ECTS from any language subject, linguistics, or equivalent.
To be eligible for the course requires the completion of courses at foundation level, which include semantics.

Important dates – autumn semester 2020

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart
In English
31 augusti 2020 – 30 oktober 2020

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 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
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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.

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

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2020

Öppen för sen anmälan

Introductory meeting

Thursday, 3 September
at 13:15 – 15:00, compulsory

General linguistics

More about the subject, research, staff etc.

Phonetics

More about the subject, research, staff etc.