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VARIATION AND UNIVERSALITY IN NATURAL LANGUAGE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 115
Full UC Title: VARIATION AND UNIVERSALITY IN NATURAL LANGUAGE 
Transcript Title: LANGUAGE VARIATION 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course furthers knowledge of grammatical theorizing, building on introductory linguistics courses. It focuses on methodological rigor, and addresses language variation from a typological perspective. Morphological and syntactic research in the last decennia has convincingly proven that it is possible to explain language phenomena in a wide variety of languages with a limited set of abstract principles interacting in a way that one can describe as “unity in diversity”. This course shows how syntax (and morphology) provide on the one hand an instrument for the principles of scientific theorizing and scientific thought, while on the other hand, how one can apply these tools to address language variation, and can steer research in acquisition and psycholinguistics. In this course students learn how to apply the core principles in the morphology and syntax of natural language when analyzing diverse material from a range of language, using different empirical courses, including corpora, databases, grammars, etc. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: VARIATION AND UNIVERSALITY IN NATURAL LANGUAGE 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature, and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: TW3V17001