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Advanced Readings in Indo-European Linguistics

Vak 2017-2018

Admission requirements

Previous knowledge of Indo-European linguistics and reading proficiency in German and French.

Description

In this course, we will read and discuss a set of articles and book chapters on a particular theme in comparative Indo-European linguistics. We will pay attention, first of all, to the argumentation of the authors of the articles, and to the validity of their arguments. Secondly, we will discuss the formal organisation of the articles: how are the facts presented, how explicit is the argumentation, how does the author use references and footnotes, etc.

Course objectives

The main objective of the course is to teach students how to critically read scholarly publications on Indo-European. They will further learn how to summarize and analyze the argumentation in a scholarly publication and how to present this to an audience.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website

Mode of instruction

Students are expected to attend the weekly seminars of the BA course Readings in Indo-European Linguistics (5513VRIL) and a two-hour weekly tutorial, during which the students will give presentations about additional articles or book chapters.

Course Load

  • time spent on attending seminars: 38 hours
  • time preparation of the classes: 100 hours
  • time to prepare for the final paper: 142 hours

Assessment Method

Active participation in the seminars, presentations during the tutorials, assignments as part of the seminars and a final paper. The final grade consists of weighted average of the above components. The weighted average will be announced by the lecturer at the beginning of the course.
Resit: students can resit any assignment or paper with a grade of 5 or lower

Blackboard

Course materials will be distributed using Blackboard

Reading list

Course materials will be distributed using Blackboard

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in [English])http://hum.leiden.edu/students/study-administration/usis-english.html) and Dutch

Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof for questions.