Baltic Languages in Contact
7.5 credits cr.
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The course consists of a review of the Baltic languages in a historical perspective with special focus on language contact. The course analyzes language contact from both a general perspective and a specific linguistic perspective with focus on the languages that have been in contact with the Baltic languages in the historic past.
The course is given in English.
Instruction is in the form of letures and seminars.
Having completed the course the student has shown an ability to:
- demonstrate profound, theoretical and specific knowledge about historical language contact, linguistic contact situations and different types of contact phenomena
- demonstrate profound, theoretical and specific knowledge about how the Baltic languages have changed as a result of language contact, as well as how the Baltic languages have infuenced other languages
- formulate a theoretical discussion on language contacts between the Baltic languages and other languages in historic time.
The following methods of examination are used:
- a written essay of 10-15 pages
- an oral presentation of the essay in connection with a seminar
The principles for weighting together the two examination assignments are explained in the grading criteria.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
Assistant Professor Lilita Zalkalns, email@example.com