LT4243 - Field and Research Methods in Linguistics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
LT3209 Syntax, LT3211 Semantics and LT3214 Phonology
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2024/25

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces students to current research methods in linguistics through hand-on exercises. Students will be enabled to extract and classify suitable data, involve human subjects, design questionnaires and develop elicitation and observation skills in the area of phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics and sociolinguistics. Students will scrutinize ways to bring collected data into a final form. This course will have a particular focus on documenting the linguistic structure of an unfamiliar language through work with a native speaker of that language. It will also introduce students to the writing of abstract and of linguistic research papers related to this language documentation.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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