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Languages of Sub-Saharan Africa


Admission requirements


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.

Course objectives

The students acquire specialist knowledge of the linguistic area they are working on.

Mode of instruction

2-hour weekly seminar

Assessment method

Presentation in class + essay



Reading list

to be supplied after consultation

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