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Field Linguistics

The primary focus of this course is on practical work with a speaker of a (almost) non-described language, including structure and analysis of data.

The course also gives a more theoretical orientation on related themes such as ethical considerations, interaction techniques, aspects of documentation and recording and differences between description and documentation, practical considerations in the fieldwork situation, presentation of data, as well as general/typological aspects of syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics, in accordance with the needs of the practical work.

Foto: Karolina Grzech
Foto: Karolina Grzech
  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The course is based on lectures, seminars and practical assignments.

    Assessment

    The course is examined through written assignments. 

    Examiner

    Bernhard Wälchli

  • Schedule

    The 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 literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Student Affairs Office, Departement of Linguistics

    Södra huset, C 378
    Visiting hours for students
    Tuesdays 9.00-10.00
    Wednesdays 13.00-15.00
    Thursdays 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00

    exp@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 23 47

    Director of Studies

    Sofia Gustafson-Capková
    ma@ling.su.se
    +46 8 16 34 88