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Comparative linguistics and language typology

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: AF2205
Autumn 2019
50% Day
Period: 5 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
2 Closed GU-12351
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

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.

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Requirements 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.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Lundgrensgatan 1B

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