This course provides knowledge of classical and modern linguistic typology, the study of human language in which cross-linguistic comparisons are central. The course also provides a broad introduction to current topics in the field and practical experience in data collection and analysis in typological research.

Syllabus and application

Schedule and course description, including literature list

Please note that the schedule is preliminary until the course starts
Schedule Autumn 2019 | Språktypologi Litteraturlista HT19 (95 Kb)


Bernhard Wälchli,


The teaching consists of lectures, group discussions and presentations.

Instruction language


Prerequisites and special admittance requirements

Admitted to The Master’s Programme in Language Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities, or completed course Linguistics - Bachelor's course, 30 ECTS credits, Phonetics - Bachelor's course, 30 ECTS credits or Computational Linguistics - Bachelor's course, 30 ECTS credits. Swedish Upper Secondary School course English B/English 6 or equivalent.