Swedish title: Lingvistik: Visuellt språk - gester och tecken
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics; Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, Cognitive semiotics
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2020.
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-03-23 – 2020-06-07
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-75601
Eligibility: either a) 60 ECTS from any language subject or linguistics, or b) both 60 ECTS in psychology or cognitive science and 30 ECTS in linguistics, or c) equivalent qualifications. Foreign students are exempt from Swedish language qualifications.
- Exam schedule
- Canvas Language in the Visual Modality - Gestures and Sign
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
- Library Guide Linguistics
- Library Guide Lingvistik
Most research on language takes speech as the main domain of investigation. However, speakers use not only speech but also meaningful (hand) movements called ‘gestures' when they speak. Furthermore, deaf communities use sign languages that are produced and perceived only in the visual-spatial modality. This course aims to give an interdisciplinary and state of the art overview of the role of the body in the structuring and functioning of human language, discussing theoretical and methodological issues. The course will present findings from these new fields relating them to discussions of situated language use, acquisition and bilingualism, embodied cognition, the link between language and action, and the neurocognitive underpinnings of multimodal language.
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.
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.