School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Linguistic Typology and Grammatical Theory

Module code: LIN5207

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Wednesday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Coppe Van Urk
Overlap: LIN507
Prerequisite: LIN403 and LIN4200

This is a module about language universals and linguistic typology. In it you will extend the descriptive knowledge you gained in LIN403 (Languages of the World) and learn how the descriptive categories connect to theoretical models of language variation. We will cover a subset of word order, grammatical functions, case marking, relative clauses, causative constructions, lexicalization parameters, the organization of the noun phrase, prepositional syntax, morphophonological variation. The assessment is mainly by a research project where you will work with native speakers of languages to investigate some typological property of interest.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5