The student studies a language group of his/her choice. The teaching either takes the form of an individual tutorial or of a formal course depending on the number of students. The final part of the course includes an essay in which the student discusses specific aspects of the language (family) studied in relation to some unanswered or controversial question in the field, and this may be the preparation for her/his final paper. Courses may include Cushitic, Bantu, Kwa.
The students acquire specialist knowledge of the linguistic area they are working on.
Mode of instruction
2-hour weekly seminar
Presentation in class + essay
to be supplied after consultation