Linguistics (specialisation) (MA)
Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Diversity
Describing a new language for the first time is an exciting and challenging intellectual experience.
It is best done against a solid background in linguistic typology, as that helps us to recognize patterns in the language that are common versus those that are rare or unique among the world’s languages. In addition, theories of phonetics, phonology, morphology or syntax enable us to formulate research questions that can lead to a more detailed understanding and more insightful analysis of primary data in those various subfields. At the same time, the primary data can be used to modify or refine typological categorizations and theoretical models. The theme “Theoretical approaches to Linguistic Diversity” provides you tools to combine the study of primary data with typology and theory.
Theme coordinator: Prof. dr. Marian Klamer
|Advanced Syntax I||5||Core/Elective|
|Methods in Speech Processing||5||Elective|
* a 20 EC Thesis is obligatory in the second semester. An internship or an individual project can be arranged as an elective course either in the first or in the second semester.