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Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Linguistics: A Typological Case Study

LINN21

Course code: LINN21
Swedish title: Lingvistik: En språktypologisk fallstudie
ECTS credits: 7.5

Semester:

Study period: spring 2019
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2019-03-25 – 2019-06-09
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: 90 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are from within a language discipline or Linguistics (General Linguistics or Phonetics), or the equivalent. English 6/English Course B.
Application code: LU-75611

Introductory meeting: 2019-03-26 at 13.00 – 15.00: SOL:H428b

Teachers: Arthur Holmer

Description

The course deals with the structure of a language, language family or geographically contained language group that is essentially different structurally from major European languages such as English, German, Spanish, etc. The focus in the course is on knowledge and understanding of typological structures in less well-known languages rather than on proficiency in a certain language. Furthermore, the course addresses how similarities and contacts between languages create and change structures in languages and the theoretical and methodological tools that can be used to study these phenomena. In the spring semester 2019, the course will focus on the Austronesian languages.

 

The Austronesian languages are the second largest language family in the world with over 1200 languages. They span from Madagascar to Easter Island and are the dominant language family of island South East Asia and the Pacific Ocean. The course will offer an overview of the Austronesian languages, synchronically and historically, with individual detailed descriptions of selected languages from various branches of the language family.

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.

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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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