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Methods: Putting Theory into Practice

Course
2015-2016

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.

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

Research and Internship

Course Load

280 total hours

Research and internship = 240 hours
Written Report = 40 hours

Assessment method

Student performance will be assessed according to the following:

Participation: 80% 20% Student Motivation 20% Demonstration of knowledge and practical research skills 20% Ability to function adequately as a member of a research group 20% Independence/Originality

Written Report: 20%

Re-Sit: 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.

Blackboard

Blackboard

Reading list

To be announced

Registration

uSis

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Mw. Dr. P. Gonzalez

Remarks

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