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Language Documentation

This course in linguistics deals with the growing research area of ​​language documentation.

Information for admitted students Spring 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

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Information from the department - courses

Welcome to the Department of Linguistics! You will receive a welcome letter from us in connection with the second admission, 21 December.


Most of our courses open for web registration 28 December. You will find more information in the welcome letter.
Note! If you are conditionally accepted to a course, you need to prove your eligibility with the required documents. Please contact our Student Affairs Office:

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Due to the Corona pandemic, our courses will be given online this spring. Exceptions are made for a few courses that will have certain elements on campus.


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How can we understand the purposes and objectives of language documentation? What activities are included in this research area? And how does it contrast with a traditional descriptive perspective? These are some of the questions we ask in this course that provide an introduction to documentation linguistics.

Documentation and collaboration

The course also deals with practical and ethical aspects of collaboration with local communities and so-called CBOs (Community-Based Organizations). 
One of the issues that is problematized is the ethical aspects of initiating and implementing documentation projects in economically weak areas with sparsely documented and often threatened minority languages.
The course also deals with some of the specific activities that are included in documentation work, such as corpus creation, long-term archiving and making primary data available. 

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Lectures and exercises.


    The course is examined through written assignments and a written report

  • Contact

    Student affairs office, Department of Linguistics