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Vår 2020

HIF-3021 Phonology II - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single course by students who who meet the admission requirements for the MA programme in Theoretical Linguistics.

We recommend that you have taken HIF-3022 Phonology I in the fall term before you take this course.

Course contents

The course is based on HIF-3022 Phonology I and deals with the relationship between phonology and other cognitive domains. More specifically, the following issues will be addressed:

A central issue will be whether the phonological patterns visible across languages are caused by the interaction between universal grammar and other cognitive areas.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 15 April for the autumn semester and 1 October for the spring semester.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification, in a language or linguistics, or a degree combining linguistics and literature, with a minimum of 80 ECTS of concentrated work in linguistics and/or language. An average grade equivalent to C or better (in the concentrated work in linguistics and/or language, 80 ECTS) is required.

Application code 9371 Enkeltemner på masternivå (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:


The student has:


The student is able to/can:

Language of instruction

Language of instruction and examination: English.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, seminars, project work.

Quality assurance: All courses undergo a halfway evaluation once in a 2-year period at the master's level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per year.


The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:

Coursework requirements: Students are required to hand in 6 of a total of 8 homework assignments given, within the time limits set by the lecturer(s). This portfolio has to contain at least one assignment from each of the 4 thematic blocks of the course.

Assessment method: Term paper (7000 words), to be submitted in WISEflow.

Performance in the course will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-sit examination is offered in the event of an F grade. The deadline to register for a re-sit examination is January 15th for the autumn semester and August 15th for the spring semester. In the event of a re-sit examination, the student is allowed to submit a revised version of his/her term paper within a given deadline.

Date for examination

Term paper hand in date 15.05.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Spring 2020
First lecture: Please see online schedule of classes (above).
Lecture/seminar prof. Martin Krämer