Knowledge of the basic Indo-European sound laws and the basics of Indo-European morphology.
In this course, we will read and discuss a set of articles and book chapters on two specific topics in comparative Indo-European linguistics that are not covered by any of the other MA-courses in Indo-European. We will pay attention to the argumentation of the authors of the articles and to the validity of their arguments. We will also discuss the formal organisation of the articles: how are the facts presented, how explicit is the argumentation, how does the author use references and footnotes, etc
At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with the state-of-the-art research in two areas of Indo-European studies. They will have developed the skills to critically assess the scholarly literature on Indo-European. They will also have learned how to summarize and analyze the argumentation in a scholarly publication and how to present this to an audience.
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Mode of instruction
Students are expected to attend the weekly seminars of the BA course Readings in Indo-European Linguistics (5513VRIL) and a one-hour weekly tutorial, during which the students will give presentations about additional readings.
Time spent on attending seminars: 38 hours
Time preparation of the classes: 100 hours
Time to prepare for the final paper: 142 hours
The final grade will be awarded on the basis of an oral presentation (25%) and a final paper (75%). To pass the course, the grade for the final paper and the overall grade must be 6 or higher. Students who fail the course paper are allowed to resubmit their improved paper once. Papers handed in after the deadline will not be graded and cannot be resat. Presentations cannot be resat. The requirements for the presentation and final paper will be announced during the course. ResMA students taking this course at level 600 will have to fulfil extra requirements in their final paper.
Students who fail the course paper are allowed to resubmit their improved paper once. Papers handed in after the deadline will not be graded and cannot be resat. Presentations cannot be resat.
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
The literature to be read will be announced during the course Brightspace
It will consist of articles and book chapters in English, German and French.
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