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SPRÅK8867 - Theories and Methods in Linguistics

About

New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course consists of discussions and reflections on theoretical and methodological texts of significance for the candidates’ research projects.

Learning outcome

On completing the course the candidate should have obtained:

Knowledge

- on important theoretical and methodological questions in linguistics/philology and being able to account for this.

Skills

- being able to analyze theoretical interpretations, reasoning and academic arguments within and outside of the candidate’s discipline-specific frameworks.

Learning methods and activities

The course is held as a series of seminars. The participants must hold three presentations in three different seminars, one presentation of their own ph.d. project, as well as two presentations of scientific texts. After the presentation and comments, the text will become a topic for discussion in the group. The participants are also expected to comment on at least one of the other participants’ presentations. The participants must submit 3 academic texts of relevance for the thesis or later work, e.g. a summary of a scientific article, a conference abstract, a peer review, or a literature review, altogether approximately 5000 words. The participants are obligated to participate at the seminars (5 meetings of 3 hours).

If there are many participants, one oral presentation may be substituted with a small written assignment.

Local candidates will be given priority if too many sign up for the course.

A reduced version of the course (with fewer credits and reduced working load) may be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation

Further on evaluation

Compulsory assignments

Participation (5 seminars of 3 hours) and oral presentations.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. 

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Admission to a ph.d.-programme.

Course materials

The reading list will be announced at the beginning of the term and will be decided on the basis of the composition of the group and their academic needs.

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Language Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Humanities

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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