LINGUIST List 7.77

Thu Jan 18 1996

FYI: Graduate Program in Scandinavian Generative Linguistics

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  1. Anders Holmberg,

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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 15:36:58 CST
From: Anders Holmberg <>

Graduate Program in Scandinavian Generative Linguistics,
University of Tromsoe

The Linguistics Section of the School of Languages and Literature at
the University of Tromsoe, Norway, offers a one year graduate program,
designed to prepare students for research in generative syntax and
phonology with special attention to the Scandinavian languages. It is
open to students from all countries. Students should have a background
in linguistics corresponding roughly to a B.A. with a major in
linguistics, or a Norwegian Cand.mag.

 For students who wish to pursue higher studies in generative
linguistics, perhaps with a specialization in Germanic languages, this
program offers a rare opportunity to acquire a solid grounding in
recent models in generative phonology and syntax, applied to a group
of languages which have proven to be a fruitful area of research using
recently developed grammatical models.

Instruction will be in English. Proficiency in a Scandinavian language
is not required, nor is previous knowledge of Scandinavian
grammar. Those who wish may follow a course in Norwegian for
foreigners during the year.

Students pay no tuition. A limited number of grants are available for
students from Eastern Europe or developing countries.

The program will consist of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, with
examinations at the end of each term (fall and spring term). In
addition, the students are required to write a shorter thesis. In the
fall there will be one lecture series on Scandinavian syntax and
another one on Scandinavian phonology. In addition there will be
seminars, tutorials, and a crash course in Icelandic grammar. In the
spring there will be a lecture series on historical Scandinavian
linguistics, plus seminars and tutorials. The students will also
write their thesis during spring term.

The teachers are Anders Holmberg and Tarald Taraldsen (syntax), Ove
Lorentz and Curt Rice (phonology). Teachers from other universities
will be invited to contribute at various points in the course.

The deadline for applications for 1996-97 is March 1, 1996 for those
who wish to be considered for a grant. For application forms and
further information, contact

Anders Holmberg
University of Tromsoe
N-9037 Tromsoe, Norway
phone: 47-77645616, fax: 47-77645625, e-mail:
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