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Descriptive Linguistics 2


Admission requirements

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This course builds on Descriptive Linguistics 1 in the first semester. In Descriptive Linguistics 2
we focus on the analysis of raw language data in all areas of linguistics: phonology, morphology,
and syntax. The emphasis is on choosing the best analysis. We use little analyzed and unpolished
data collections on which the students themselves work, also in groups.

Course objectives

Skills in making a description and first analysis of phonological, morphological and syntactic
phenomena of unknown languages. Basic skills in specific computer applications such as ELAN.


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Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Two essays (each 50%), one for each block. Both have to be handed in and both need a pass (6,0).


50 % each essay.


Per essay: extension of original essay

Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

The booktitles and / or syllabi to be used in the course, where it can be purchased and how this literature
should be studied beforehand.
As specified on Brightspace, no purchase of materials


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

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For questions related to the content of the course, please contact the lecturer, you can find their contact information by clicking on their name in the sidebar.

For questions regarding enrollment please contact the Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats
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