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African Language Structures

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: AF2208
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course gives you a basic introduction to the grammatical structure of one Bantu language (to be chosen by the instructor) and to Somali. Grammatical properties to be discussed for the two languages are: phonology (the sound system), morphology (the structure of words), and syntax (the structure of sentences). The Bantu language chosen and Somali (a Cushitic language) will be compared to each other, to illustrate the range of variation in the structures of African languages. The grammatical properties of both languages will be placed in a typological perspective, highlighting what is distinctive about the languages and what they have in common with other, unrelated languages.

Important additional information for the 2020 autumn semester in connection to the corona pandemic: If teaching and examination cannot be conducted on campus, campus courses will be offered in an online format instead.

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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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