Centre for Languages and Literature

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Linguistics: Language Processing - Models and Evidence


Course code: LINN28
Swedish title: Lingvistik: Språkbearbetning - modeller och forskningsdata
ECTS credits: 7.5

Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: part time, day
Study period: 2019-11-04 – 2020-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: Students must have 90 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be in a language or linguistics (general linguistics or phonetics), and English 6, or equivalent.
Application code: LU-35731

Introductory meeting: 2019-11-04 at 13.15 – 15.00: SOL:H405

Teachers: Victoria Johansson, Sven Strömqvist


The literature list for this course will be updated and uploaded during August/September 2019.


This course gives you an overview of current theories of language processing, interconnecting them with analyses of empirical data. The course also includes models of language perception, that is, models which explain how we listen and read, as well as models of language production, that is, models which explain how we talk and write. Within the course, various models and methods are compared to each other, with the overarching aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of language processing, and in addition show how the models have evolved in a broader theoretical and methodological context.

Wihtin the course, there are also laboratory sessions, in which the students practise the analysis of empirical material from the perspective of different language processing models. Major emphasis is placed on the ability to assess different methods in relation to different research questions and empirical data.

Important dates – Autumn semester 2019

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, halvfart 50%
In English
4 november 2019 – 19 januari 2020

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Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 12 500
First payment: SEK 12 500
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