LINGUIST List 11.2629

Mon Dec 4 2000

FYI: Programs: Scandinavian Ling, Humanities Comp

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  1. anders.holmberg, New Programs: Scandinavian Generative Syntax and Phonology, Norway
  2. hucolist, Master of Arts in Humanities Computing, Canada

Message 1: New Programs: Scandinavian Generative Syntax and Phonology, Norway

Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 10:52:21 +0100
From: anders.holmberg <>
Subject: New Programs: Scandinavian Generative Syntax and Phonology, Norway

Graduate programs in linguistics at the University of Tromso, Norway.

The Linguistics Department at the University of Tromso, Norway offers the
following English-taught graduate programs for international students:

1. a one year program giving a specialization in Scandinavian generative
syntax and phonology,
2. a two years program leading to a Master of Philosophy degree,
3. a three years program leading to a Ph.D. degree.

For the programs 1 and 2 students should have a background corresponding to
a B.A. with a major in linguistics. For the Ph.D. program the students
should have a background corresponding to an M.A. in linguistics. There is
no tuition. A limited number of grants are available for students from
(former) Eastern Europe or developing countries.

The one-year program is designed to prepare students for research in
generative syntax and phonology with special attention to the Scandinavian
languages. No previous knowledge of a Scandinavian language or Scandinavian
grammar is required. The M.Phil. program puts special emphasis on the
comparative perspective in syntax and phonology. The first year consists of
course work. In the second year the students write a thesis, often on a
topic relating to their native language. The Ph.D. program consists of 2
semesters of course work and a Ph.D. dissertation.

The teachers include Anders Holmberg, Knut Tarald Taraldsen, Peter
Svenonius (syntax), Ove Lorentz, Curt Rice (phonology).

The deadline for applications for the year 2001-2002 is January 15, 2001
for those who wish to be considered for a grant, April 1 for others. For
application forms and further information, contact
Tone Haug (Foreign Students advisor)

Anders Holmberg (Professor)
See also our web page < >

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Anders Holmberg			tel: 47 77645616 (work)
Faculty of Humanities	 	 47 77682610 (home)

University of Tromso	 	fax: 47 77645625
9037 Tromso
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Message 2: Master of Arts in Humanities Computing, Canada

Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 14:52:41 -0700
From: hucolist <>
Subject: Master of Arts in Humanities Computing, Canada

Master of Arts in Humanities Computing

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta announces a new two-year 
Master of Arts degree in Humanities Computing. Commencing September 2001, 
the program integrates computational methods and theories with research and 
teaching in the humanities. It will address the demand for Arts graduates 
proficient in computing skills, able to work either in the realm of 
humanities research and teaching or in the emerging job markets of 
information management and content delivery over the Internet.

The Core Curriculum: A Balance of Theory and Practice
In a set of core courses, students survey humanities computing and its 
underlying technologies as they are employed in disciplines such as 
history, literature, languages, cultural studies, philosophy, music and 
visual arts. The aim is to show how computing is enabling and transforming 
humanities research and teaching, and to impart technical knowledge through 
hands-on experience with creation, delivery, and analysis of electronic 
text and non-textual data and images. In the second year, the students 
extend their knowledge of humanities computing by taking elective courses, 
including at least one in a humanities discipline in which they specialize, 
and a thesis in which they address a research or teaching issue in their 

Private Sector Problem-Solving and Academic Scholarship
Graduates of the program are well positioned for leadership in important 
emerging areas such as digital libraries, electronic publishing, electronic 
museum archives, and distance learning. Through its emphasis on 
graduate-level study in one of the participating humanities departments, 
the program also prepares students for the option of continuing graduate 
work at the Ph.D. level in their field of specialization.

Admission requirements
Students admitted into the program will choose from one of the following 
areas of specialization: Applied Linguistics, Art and Design, Chinese 
Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, Drama, East Asian Studies, 
English, French, German, History, Italian, Japanese Literature, Latin 
American Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, 
Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Applicants must meet 
the regular graduate requirements of one of the participating departments.

Elective courses are drawn both from options within the MA program and 
graduate offerings in the student's home department. Thesis work is 
directed by a faculty member from one of the participating departments, with 
provision for co-supervision from a faculty member within the program.

Applications and Deadlines
Questions and requests for application materials may be directed to Completed applications must be received by 
January 7, 2001 for admission in September 2001. When requesting 
applications materials, students should indicate their desired area of 

MA in Humanities Computing
Faculty of Arts
6-33 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2E5
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