The effects of language contact may be important indicators of the linguistic past. In this course, the possibilities and problems of using language contact to reconstruct language prehistory will be explored through selected case studies covering different contact situations, different linguistic domains, and known as well as unknown contact languages. Students will make a presentation and write a paper about a case of language contact of their own choice.
After this course, students will be able to:
Identify several types of prehistoric language contact
Analyse and discuss arguments on language prehistory based on language contact
Critically present a case of inferences on prehistory based on language contact
Mode of instruction
Total course load: 140 hours (5 EC x 28 hours)
Seminars: 12 hours
Preparation seminars: 24 hours
Preparation presentation: 24 hours
Final paper: 80 hours
Presentation during the seminar (20%)
Final paper (80%)
Blackboard will be used for:
Announcements and course information
No books need to be purchased. Literature will be announced during the course.
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