Swedish title: Lingvistik: Grammatik - språkets mekanik
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-01-20 – 2020-03-22
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-75561
Eligibility: General and Linguistics: Human Language - Structure and Application (LINB21) or the equivalent
in SOL:A116 Betalab
- Exam schedule
- Canvas Grammar - The Mechanics of Language
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
- Library Guide Linguistics
- Library Guide Lingvistik
In this course the student will get to know a wide variety of strategies by means of which different languages deal with the same communicative needs (e.g. question formation, relativization, distinguishing subject and object, mapping semantic roles to grammar). The student will also learn how to use an understanding of processing and economy to explain how these strategies work, and why some are much more frequent than others. By working with authentic language data, the student will further become aware of the similarities and differences between syntax and morphology, and how they interact as different manifestations of the same underlying mechanisms. The student will also gain experience of examining samples of a language which they are not acquainted with, making typological generalizations and predictions about it, and abstracting the grammatical system so as to be able to translate simple new examples to and from the language in question.
- A written presentation of group work, 1.5 ECTS
- Written invigilated exam, 2 ECTS
- Written take-home exam, 4 ECTS
How to apply
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