PhD Specialization in Language Technology (Språkteknologi)
The specialization in Language Technology (Språkteknologi), like the
PhD in general linguistics, consists of 160 points normally
taken over four years of full time study. 70 points are devoted to
course work and 90 points to thesis writing. The specialization was
formerly called Computational Linguistics and the new name is in order
to allow the specialization to take part in the planned new
interdisciplinary programme in Language and Computation
(Språkteknologi). Students taking this specialization must fulfil
the general requirements for the Ph.D. in Linguistics.
Of the course points, 30 are for compulsory courses, shared with all
the specializations in the linguistics degree. However, students
taking this specialization are required to
take specific options.
Compulsory courses (30 points)
Compulsory courses fall into two parts.
Linguistic Methods includes the compulsory Basic Method course (5 points) plus two further 5-point method courses selected from the following list:
- Linguistic Methods (15 points)
- Linguistic Theory (15 points)
Within these courses students taking this specialization are required to take
computational linguistic options when these are provided.
- Philology (not open for this specialization)
- Experimental Methods
- Linguistic Field Work
- Language description interviews
- Methods of formalization (required for computational linguists)
- Corpus linguistics
Linguistic Theory includes the following three 5-point courses:
Within all the obligatory courses students taking this specialization
are required to take computational linguistic options when these are
provided as part of the courses.
The syllabus for the Licentiate and the Master's degree must incorporate the compulsory 30-point courses
- History of Linguistics
- Classics of Linguistics
- Current topics in linguistic theory
The optional courses cover 40 points (10 points for the Licentiate and
Master's degrees). Courses will normally be offered by departments
contributing to the Graduate Program in Language and Computation
(Forskarskola i Språkteknologi).
Students without a background in computational linguistics may be able
to count courses from the undergraduate programme in computational
linguistics or general linguistics towards these courses.
Students will normally be required to fulfil informally the
requirements of a licentiate before being allowed to continue with the
writing of a PhD thesis. This means that students who qualify to take
the PhD must complete the 30 obligatory course points, 10 optional
course points and complete a 40 point thesis (which may later become
part of the PhD thesis). If the student's supervisors judge that this
course and thesis work reveals sufficient competence in research, then
the student will have the option to continue to the PhD. If this is
not the case, then the thesis may be presented in the normal way for
the Licentiate degree. Students will in any case have the option of
presenting the work for the Licentiate before continuing to the PhD.
Students will have a first supervisor in the Linguistics Department
and a second supervisor in one of the departments (including
Linguistics) or collaborating organizations participating in the
graduate programme (forskarskolan).
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