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African languages, Historical Linguistics of African languages

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: AF2206
Spring 2021
50% Day
Period: 24 March 2021 - 6 June 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-22351
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

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.

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Requirements and Selection

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 credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

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

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Department of Languages & Literatures
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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