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Methods: Putting Theory into Practice

Course
2020-2021

Admission requirements

Admission to the MA program.

Description

This course is meant to serve as a bridge between students’ knowledge of and how this theory is applied to carry out linguistic studies and analyses. The course consists of meetings with members of the LAS linguistics faculty and hands-on practical training carrying out linguistic studies and analyses. This course will be tailored to each individual student and will not be lecture-based.

Course objectives

  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of a variety of methodologies used in linguistic investigations (e.g., naturalistic data collection, experimental data collection, sociolinguistic interviews, etc.).

  • Students will assist in carrying out linguistic research, including having the opportunity to collaborate on study design, data collection, and data analysis.

Skills

  • Problem solving (recognizing and analyzing problems, solution-oriented thinking)

  • Analytical thinking (analytical skills, abstraction, proof)

  • Project management (planning, delineation, result orientation)

  • Responsibility (ownership, self-discipline, responsible attitude towards own project, acknowledging errors)

  • Commitment (dedication, motivation, proactive attitude, own initiative)

  • Self-regulation (independence, insight into one's own goals, motives and capacities)

  • Oral communication (presenting, speaking skills, listening)

  • Written communication (writing skills, reporting, structuring, summarizing)

  • Working together (teamwork, support, loyalty, fulfilling agreements, attendance)

  • Flexibility (dealing with changes, eagerness to learn, adaptability)

  • Critical thinking (asking questions, checking assumptions)

  • Creative thinking (resourcefulness, curiosity, out of the box thinking)

  • Integrity (honesty, morality, ethical conduct, personal values)

  • Intercultural skills (communication with different cultures)

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Research and Internship.

Assessment method

Assessment

30% internship report
70% performance during the internship

Weighing

30% internship report
70% performance during the internship

Resit

Due to the nature of the course, it is not possible to “retake” the participation/intership portion of the course. Therefore, only the written portion will be open for re-sit.

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

To be announced.

Registration

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

Registration Studeren à la carte en Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte.
Registration Contractonderwijs.

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. M. Parafita Couto

Onderwijsadministratie: Reuvensplaats

Studiecoördinator: Tim Sanders

Remarks

All other information will be conveyed directly to the student by his or her supervisor.