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Postgraduate course

Modern Grammatical and Semantic Theory

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeLING305
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish or Norwegian
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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course content is modern, central research in syntactic and semantic theory, for instance Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG), Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Principles and Parameters theory, Cognitive Grammar, Discourse Representation Theory (DRT), current methods within Lexical Semantics, or other relevant frameworks.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to critically assess newer scientific works within the studied linguistic discipline(s) and to apply the studied theories in one's own research.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge


Access to the Course

Open to all who have been admitted to the master's program in Linguistics at the University of Bergen.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and seminars, about 3 hours per week.

If fewer than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department's guidelines regarding this on "Mitt UiB". For courses where this is a possibility, the students get information about this at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration February 1 / September 1.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Supervision in connection with the term paper is required, and the student is required to have met for supervision at least once, where the supervisor has been able to read a draft of the paper in advance.

Forms of Assessment

Supervised term paper with a length of about 5000 words on a topic agreed on with the teacher.

Grading Scale


Reading List

Scientific articles related to the course theme, about 500 pages.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation of the offered course will be carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assessment system.


Contact Information

Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies

Mail address: advice@lle.uib.no

Exam information