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Master 2022/2023

Research and Design seminar "Linguistic projects"

Area of studies: Fundamental and Applied Linguistics
Delivered by: School of Linguistics
When: 1 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Душкина Валерия Андреевна, Michael Daniel, Alessandro Gubbiotti, Chiara Naccarato, Ivan Stenin
Master’s programme: Linguistic Theory and Language Description
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6
Contact hours: 32

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the state of the art linguistic knowledge on different topics in theoretical linguistics, as well as to present an overview of the existing fieldwork methodologies and to broaden the students’ outlook on various issues in theoretical linguistics through carrying out their own research and through involvement in discussions of others’ research projects. The main idea of the course is a focus on methods of linguistic studies in various domains.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • to introduce the students to the methods of and issues in modern linguistic research
  • to introduce the students to the methods of and issues in modern linguistic research.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • acquiring skills in linguistic data collection, analysis and interpretation
  • experience of ‘real life’ research, including problem setting, conformity to deadlines
  • training skills of academic presentation and co-operation
  • training skills of critical academic reading and communication
  • understanding principles of approach to language studies in the domains determined by the selected fields
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Classes in field linguistics
  • Formal approaches to anaphora
  • Typology of semantic shifts
  • The notion of Sprachbund: examples and issues in methodology
  • Research project
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home assignments
    A student’s success in each segment of guest lectures is assessed basing on a written assignment which may be a mini-research, an essay or a test, to be determined by the instructor responsible for this segment and to be submitted / accomplished at the end of the segment.
  • non-blocking Test or essay
    A student’s success in each segment of guest lectures is assessed basing on a written assignment which may be a mini-research, an essay or a test, to be determined by the instructor responsible for this segment and to be submitted / accomplished at the end of the segment.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 4th module
    0.5 * Test or essay + 0.5 * Home assignments
  • 2023/2024 3rd module
    0.5 * Test or essay + 0.5 * Home assignments
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Pawley, A. (2015). Review of The Oxford handbook of linguistic fieldwork. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.1005FFEE

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Velupillai, V. (2012). An Introduction to Linguistic Typology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=473816