The course provides students with an introduction to comparative linguistic methods: ways to classify different types of linguistic variation and change, the effects of language contact, language change and language exchange, and the role of typology and universals play in explaining language change. The focus will be on the importance of these issues for understanding the historical development of African languages, which do not normally benefit from the kind of written documentation that is available for most European languages.
Requirements: The requirement for admission to the course is a Bachelor s degree, 15 credits of which must be an academic essay.
Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 12 975 SEK
First payment: 12 975 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se
Eva-Lena Axelsson, tel. 031-786 1795. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Languages & Literatures
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6