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140247 VO Comparative Studies of African Language Structures (2019W)

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Language: English

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Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 22.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 29.10. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 05.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 12.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 19.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 26.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 03.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 10.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 17.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 07.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 14.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12
Tuesday 21.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Inst. f. Afrikawissenschaften, Seminarraum 3 UniCampus Hof 5 2M-O1-12

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at giving the student a comprehensive introduction to important concepts and theories used in the description of syntax. We will explore a variety of issues and draw a large amount of data from African and other languages to observe the common principles and points of variation in syntactic structure within and across languages.

The course will help students to:
a. understand what comprises syntax, how it fits within the broader scope of linguistics and how to investigate it
b. develop a toolkit for studying African languages
c. hone analytical skills by formulating precise and explicit descriptive statements as well as making and evaluating arguments for/against specific analyses

Assessment and permitted materials

Course assessment will be either (i) in form of a written exam on the last day of course or (ii) a term paper to be submitted on the last of the course or shortly thereafter.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

o All assigned readings
o All assigned exercises/projects
o In-class test or term paper

Examination topics

Assignments and tests may draw on materials covered in the lecture and assigned readings.

Reading list

Required readings will be assigned during the lecture.

Association in the course directory

SAS.VO.1, SAS.VO.2

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