1436.16 - Bilingualism (MA)
Students must have completed the BA in Faroese.
To equip you with insight and the ability to work critically with bilingualism. You should understand scholarly texts on the subject and have the ability to work with bilingualism data.
The course will focus on bilingualism generally and specifically in the Faroe Islands. You will read about bilingualism in society and bilingualism in individuals.
Learning and teaching approaches
The duration of the course is three hours a week over one semester. The approaches used are lectures and student presentations. Questions will be asked about the texts and they will be discussed.
Once the course has been completed, successful students can demonstrate the ability to: • Describe the situation of bilingualism in the Faroe Islands and assess it • Use terminology appropriate to the field • Work with language data and assess theories and methods related to the subject • Explain what happens when two grammatical systems are active and the result of a situation of language contact • Discuss bilingualism using appropriate language • Work independently and meet deadlines • Find materials on the subject and discuss them critically.
Examination: 30-minute oral examination with 30 minutes of preparation time.
Books: Myers-Scotton, C. 2006. Multiple Voices. An Introduction to Bilingualism. Blackwell. Oxford. Petersen, H. P. 2010. The Dynamics of Faroese-Danish Language Contact. Winter. Heidelberg. In addition, the course will draw on different articles. The reading list totals around 800 standard pages.
Hjalmar Páll Petersen