LANGUAGE SCIENCES / SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL AND DIACHRONIC LINGUISTICS MA

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Science
Department Interdisciplinary course; associated departments:
English and American Studies, German Studies,
Linguistics, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 597
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the MA course in Language
Sciences / Specialization in General and Diachronic
Linguistics, students must hold a bachelor's degree
in a related field from an accredited inland or
international institution of higher education.

What will I learn?

The MA degree course in Language Sciences / Specialization in Linguistics (General and Diachronic Linguistics) prepares students for a future career as general and historical linguists and is orientated towards high-quality standards of scientific and practical education and work. General and diachronic linguistics examine the language-theoretic and language-historic core disciplines. In courses dealing with theory, students learn about internationally common models of synchronic and diachronic linguistics. Focuses will be on grammar research, data analysis and theoretical modelling. On the practical side, students will learn about the gathering of linguistic data and the linguistic interpretation of texts. Students shall also become familiar with techniques and areas of knowledge of Indo-European linguistics, variational linguistics, and linguistic typology. Graduates from the MA degree course specializing in linguistics (General and Diachronic Linguistics) will be qualified to work independently in language-theoretic and language-historic fields.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates from the MA degree course in Language Sciences (General and Diachronic Linguistics) can choose from a wide range of occupations: academic research and teaching; adult education in the field of foreign languages; academic library, publication and publishing work (e.g., expert editing, acceptance, programming); language and culture mediation; translation in the media/advertising industry and PR (economy, tourism, international organisations).

Why Salzburg?

The Paris Lodron University is a medium-sized university with an excellent student-to-staff ratio, especially in philological/linguistic subjects. The interdisciplinary cooperation of lecturers supports the quality of the linguistic teaching in a special way.

How is the course structured?

General and Diachronic Linguistics Language Sciences MA

Interdisciplinary modules24 ECTS
Specialization modules General and Diachronic Linguistics54 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master's thesis24 ECTS
Master's examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

Bild Rebecca Herda
Rebecca Herda, MA Department of Slavonic Studies
  • Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-4512
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
rebecca.herda@sbg.ac.at
  • News
    18 participants recently completed the university course in early childhood education with a master's degree. The course was held for the second time in Salzburg. Regional Minister Andrea Klambauer awarded prizes to nine of the graduates for their outstanding theses.
    The recording of the PLUS Talks "Studies and Teaching WS 2020/21“ from 25.11.2020 is now available.
    Matthias Henke, musicologist, Danube University Krems, talks about Beethoven's current biography “Beethoven. Akkord der Welt ( Chord of the World)”, published in 2020 by Hanser Verlag.
    24 very easy exercises on 24 cards can be found in the SALTO advent calendar. The exercise ideas are ideal for children from the age of three and are also easy for the whole family to carry out in a small space. With the support of the Kinder Büro (Children's Office), this combinable contribution should benefit as many as possible.
    Researchers led by Salzburg's geoinformatics scientist Christian Neuwirth had already developed and presented a mathematical model for Covid-19 in May 2020 which examines the question of how long and intensively social distancing measures have to be maintained in order to reduce corona deaths further.
    Results of the study on media use by children and families during lockdown. Home schooling could be improved, but is on the right track. Secondary schools have a better profile. Families have learned to deal with lockdown and homeschooling.
    The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg firmly distances itself from the statements of the political scientist PD Dr. Farid Hafez.
    As a result of the current situation the updated opening times for Salzburg University library will apply from the 17th November 2020.
    A study carried out by the sleep laboratory of the Faculty of Natural Sciences on the topic of sleep under the direction Prof. Dr. Manuel Schabus is dedicated to the changes in sleep during the Covid-19 lockdown in 6 different countries (Ö, AT, UK, GR, CU, BRA). The fear, which is worrying from a psychological point of view, and which is evident across society, is also reflected in this data: 78% of those surveyed feel threatened or worried by the Covid-19 pandemic.
    Online lecture on chemistry: December 2nd 2020 - 6 p.m. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of one of the sharpest tools in genetic engineering: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. With this technology, researchers can modify the DNA of animals, plants and microorganisms with extremely high precision.
    The PLUS Report 2020 has been published.
    Digitization has led to an enormous spread of different forms of mobile working. Corona has brought an additional boost and has introduced home office in areas and for activities that were previously unimaginable.
    During the time of Corona, in particular, it became clear just how important it is to support students digitally in their every day university life. The project „On Track“ – stay on track combines digital and social worlds. It is starting at the right time!
  • Veranstaltungen
  • 01.12.20 Der Körper als PLAYFUL TOOL
    02.12.20 Musikpyhsiologie und Musikermedizin: Musizieren im Zusammenwirken von Psyche und Körper
    02.12.20 Nobelpreise 2020 - CHEMIE (Genschere)
    04.12.20 Ideen mit Methode
  • Alumni Club
  • PRESS
  • University of Salzburg's facebook site University of Salzburg's twitter site University of Salzburg's instagram site University of Salzburg's flickr site University of Salzburg's vimeo site