About this education
This specialisation provides a comprehensive two-year course of study in Portuguese Linguistics. As well as training in the Portuguese language you will also study topics in Portuguese linguistics within the profile area of the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin America Studies: Pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Interaction analysis, Second Language Acquisition, Syntax and Language change. The programme ends with a 30-credit degree project where, with the assistance of a supervisor, you design and conduct a scientific investigation within the area of Portuguese linguistics. Your work with the degree project will develop your ability to conduct a scientific investigation, analyse and discuss your observed data, and produce an academic essay.
The programme aims at extending and deepening your knowledge of Portuguese, as well as strengthening your knowledge of research methodology and research ethics and your ability to carry out scientific reasoning. The training consists of compulsory courses that are common to the whole programme (30 credits), compulsory courses in the main field of study (45 credits), and optional courses (45 credits).
The programme, which provides advanced knowledge and skills in the language sciences, may serve as preparation for Ph.D. studies in Spanish, or for a professional career in connection with language.