Linguistics: Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, 2017-2018

This is a specialization within the MA Linguistics. It aims to offer a broad spectrum of courses on subjects related to Indo-European linguistics. Some of the courses focus on the grammar, philology, cultural background and history of a specific Indo-European language, while other courses concentrate on the reconstruction of the common ancestor of the Indo-European languages and the development of this ancestor into the various daughter languages. At the beginning of the academic year, a personal program will be chosen that is tailored to the areas of interest and prior knowledge of the student. Students with an interest in Greek, Indo-Iranian or Anatolian historical linguistics can combine the courses below with electives to form their own specialized MA program.

The personal program consists of one of the two basic programs, complemented with up to four additional courses. Program 1 is primarily intended for students with limited prior knowledge of Indo-European linguistics. Program 2 is primarily intended for students with a background in Indo-European studies.

Any questions about this specialiasation within the MA Linguistics can be addressed to Pui Chi Lai, coordinator of studies.

Program 1

Program 1 (25 EC):
Course 1: Indo-European linguistics I
Course 2: Indo-European linguistics II
Course 3: Advanced Readings in Indo-European Linguistics
Course 4: Vedic Sanskrit: Linguistic Structure and Prehistory
Additional courses: any two or three courses adding up to 15 EC from the list below

Program 2 (20 EC):
Course 1: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Morphology
Course 2: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Phonology
Additional courses: up to three courses adding up to 20 EC from the list below

Program 2

Program 1 (25 EC):
Course 1: Indo-European linguistics I
Course 2: Indo-European linguistics II
Course 3: Advanced Readings in Indo-European Linguistics
Course 4: Vedic Sanskrit: Linguistic Structure and Prehistory
Additional courses: any two or three courses adding up to 15 EC from the list below

Program 2 (20 EC):
Course 1: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Morphology
Course 2: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Phonology
Additional courses: up to three courses adding up to 20 EC from the list below

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Objectives
Structure
Full-time and Part-time
Master thesis and requirements for graduation
Specialisations
Masterlanguage

2017-2018

Objectives

The MA Linguistics has the following objectives:
1. to enable students to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of linguistics;
2. to enable students to develop the following academic and professional skills: – independent academic reasoning and conduct, – the ability to analyse complex problems, – academic reporting;
3. to prepare students for an academic career and further education;
4. to prepare students for a career outside academia.

Structure

The Master programme in Linguistics (60 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With several specialisations on offer you have the possibility to choose a specific research area.

Structure

Program 1 (25 EC):
Course 1: Indo-European linguistics I
Course 2: Indo-European linguistics II
Course 3: Advanced Readings in Indo-European Linguistics
Course 4: Vedic Sanskrit: Linguistic Structure and Prehistory
Additional courses: any two or three courses adding up to 15 EC from the list below
MA Thesis 20 EC

Program 2 (20 EC):
Course 1: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Morphology
Course 2: Advanced Topics in Indo-European Phonology
Additional courses: up to three courses adding up to 20 EC from the list below
MA Thesis 20 EC

Full-time and Part-time

All specialisations are offered in Full-time. English Language and Linguistics, French Language and Linguistics, and Translation in Theory and Practice are offered in Full-time as well as Part-time.

Master thesis and requirements for graduation

In order to start your MA Thesis, you must have earned at least 20 EC. For more detailed information, see: MA Thesis Linguistics.

Requirements for graduation are:
• Successful completion of courses, following the structure of the specific specialisation (40 EC)
• Successful completion of MA Thesis 20 EC

Please note that you are also asked to fulfill certain administrative procedures, as can be found on the MA Linguistics website.

Specialisations

The programme has the following specialisations:
• Chinese Linguistics
• Comparative Indo-European Linguistics
• English Language and Linguistics
• French Language and Linguistics
• German Language and Linguistics
• Italian Language and Linguistics
• Language and Communication
• Language Diversity of Africa, Asia and Native America
• Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics
• Translation in Theory and Practice (Dutch/English)

Masterlanguage

Masterlanguage is a national network of courses for language students. It offers courses in German, English, French, Italian, Classic languages (Greek and Latin) and Dutch. The course subjects are: language, literature and culture, and are taught in the target language. They take place at the locations of the participating universities.More information can be found at their website.

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