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Languages of Africa

Vak
2018-2019

Admission requirements

Admission to the MA Linguistics or knowledge of linguistics at level of BA Linguistics or a language study with specialization in linguistics.

Description

The course provides an overview of African linguistics and its history. Central topics for African languages such as Tone, Gender and Noun Classes, Serial Verbs, Derivation and Diathesis as well as characterisations of some language families (Cushitic, Bantu, Kwa). Students are encouraged to home in to their specific area of interest.

Course objectives

Students acquire specialist knowledge of the most important linguistic issues in African languages and of the linguistic area they want to work on.
Students acquire a solid overview of various topics in a short period of time and can report on this concisely and critically.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorial

Course Load

  • Time spent on attending lectures and seminars: 26 hours

  • Time for studying the compulsory literature and preparing for class: 96 hours

  • Time to prepare for the presentation, oral exam and/or writen paper (including reading/research) : 158 hours

Assessment Method

  • Essays 80%

  • Presentation or oral exam 20%

Resit: students who fail the course may resit the essays.

Blackboard

Course materials will be distributed using Blackboard.

Reading list

To be announced during class.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

When registering, students that are registered for the specialisation that this course belongs to, or the Research Master, take priority. The deadline for registration is August 15. All other students should contact the “coordinator of studies”:http://hum.leiden.edu/linguistics/advice-linguistics/.

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