Lexicology, Lexical Typology and the Finno-Ugric/Uralic Languages
The course introduces some selected methods of lexical typology on the basis of the main topics of lexical typological investigations (kinship terms, color names, body part names, etc.). An additional aim is to discuss and explain some contradictions between the statements of linguistic typology and the data of the Finno-Ugric/Uralic languages.
Objectives and tasks
The structure of the course includes a theoretical introduction, the analysis of existing materials and practical exercises. The tasks consist in semantic analysis, translation, and the composition of a short essay on a topic of personal choice.
Who can apply?
The course is for advanced students, but also for beginners with basic linguistic knowledge.
Application deadline: 29.02.2016