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Comparative linguistics and language typology

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-12351
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

The course provides an introduction to the systematic comparative study of languages representing different language families and structural types. It provides a basic understanding of recurring patterns in different language systems as well as hypotheses about the unity, diversity, possibilities and limitations of human language. The course introduces language universals and diversity in the following domains: phonology and morphology, syntax and information structure. The course also introduces the basic theories of language relationship from a synchronic and diachronic perspective.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirement for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.