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University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Language Technology (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2016)

YEAR ONE

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1070 Grammar (Syntax and Morphology) 4 ECTS
LIN1080 Meaning 4 ECTS
LIN1190 An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology for HLT Students 4 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1024 Hands-on Language 4 ECTS
LIN1121 Language for Humans and Machines 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1122 Language for Humans and Machines: Further Natural Language Processing Applications 6 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Language Technology
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 14 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIN2155 Developmental Psycholinguistics: The Acquisition of a First Language 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1032 Formal Foundations for Linguistics 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ICS1251* Programming In Python: A Practical Introduction 6 ECTS
LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2070 Maltese Sign Language 1: Beginners Course 2 ECTS
LIN2099 Acoustic Phonetics: Preliminaries 2 ECTS
LIN2580 Computational Lexical Semantics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN1301 Quantitative Approaches to Natural Language Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2022 Models of Grammar 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

ICS1133* Natural Language Programming 4 ECTS
LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2350 Issues in Phonetics and Phonology 4 ECTS
LIN3070 Maltese Sign Language 2: Intermediate Course 2 ECTS

* Study-units ICS1251 and ICS1133 involve programming. This is introduced from scratch in ICS1251, which does not assume prior programming knowledge.



Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Language Technology
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3008 Synoptic Unit in Language Technology: Language Production and Comprehension in Artificial and Natural Systems 6 ECTS
LIN3009 Synoptic Unit in Language Technology: Human and Machine Communication 6 ECTS




Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIN2034 Conversation Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN3010 Language Typology and Universals 4 ECTS
LIN3091 Directed Studies in Phonology 2 ECTS
LIN2171 An Introduction to Sign Linguistics: Principles 2 ECTS
LIN2172 Signwriting: An Introduction 2 ECTS
LIN3301 Experimental Psycholinguistics 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

LIN3502 Multimodal Interaction and Communication 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

LIN2033 Discourse Analysis 4 ECTS
LIN2083 Issues in Semantics and Pragmatics 4 ECTS
LIN2301 Experimental Techinques and Paradigms 4 ECTS
LIN3095 Writing Systems 4 ECTS
LIN3098 Corpus Linguistics 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Language Technology
28 ECTS credits in the other area
12 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Language Technology and in another area of study : 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Language Technology
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 25 April 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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Undergraduate Semester Timetables 2017/18
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Postgraduate Semester Timetables 2017/18
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Certificate in Language Proficiency
Information regarding the Certificate in Language Proficiency, including Semester 1 and Semester 2 timetables.




Approved Combinations of Areas of Study
Approved Combinations Of Areas Of Study for October 2017

Diploma fil-Letteratura Maltija
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