1494.22 - Norn and Language Death (MA)
Norn and Language Death (MA)
Students must have completed a BA in Faroese or hold an equivalent qualification. 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 in-depth knowledge about key concepts, theories and methods used by linguists to discuss 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 language 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 and discuss theories and methods that reflect on language death • explain Norn and assess the sources available for this extinct language • analyse its language death drawing on theoretical concepts • provide an estimated date for its extinction based on the sources and data available.
Written 6-hour examination.
Circulated at the start of the course and uploaded to Moodle.
Zakaris Svabo Hansen