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Prospectus

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Research seminar: Language Variation and Language Change

Course
2010-2011

Admission requirements

Description

Using concrete language variation phenomena, students will be introduced to performing linguistic analyses and their results.

Course objectives

  • The course familiarises students with the current tools of linguistic research. For this purpose, the course pursues several methodological questions, such as how to collect data, how to formulate a working hypothesis, and how to select related criteria.

  • Students acquire insight into the development of the Spanish language through intralinguistic and extralinguistic factors.

Timetable

Collegerooster

Method of Instruction

Seminar

Assessment method

Oral presentation and paper.

Blackboard

Information on the timetable and on any changes in the programme will be posted on Blackboard.

Reading list

To be announced

Contact information

Dr. M.D. Branza, phone: +31 (0)71 527 2056, e-mail m.d.branza@let.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

Overview
During the course, several articles essential to the field will be discussed.