1394.22 - Norn and Language Death (BA)
Norn and Language Death (BA)
Students must have completed the required core component of the BA in Faroese. Admission may also be granted under alternative prerequisites. (Refer to the programme description in force).
The purpose of this course is for students to acquire fundamental knowledge about language death, with particular emphasis on Norn and the language shift from Norn to Scots.
Thematically this course has two components. One component focuses on the extinct language Norn and its sources, particularly the ballad Hildina. The other component is a general introduction to the phenomenon language death, with particular emphasis on Norn and its death.
Learning and teaching approaches
Teaching is organised as lectures, student presentations and class discussions.
Students who successfully complete the course can demonstrate ability to: • explain language death and related key concepts • explain Norn and the sources available for this extinct language • analyse its language death drawing on theoretical concepts
Written 6-hour examination.
Circulated at the start of the course and uploaded to Moodle.
Zakaris Svabo Hansen