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Linguistics Tripos and Linguistics Preliminary Examination, 2002

The Faculty Board of Modern and Medieval Languages give notice that, with effect from the examinations to be held in 2002, the form of the examinations for the Linguistic Tripos and Linguistics Preliminary Examination will be changed as follows:

Paper 7. Historical linguistics (also serves as Paper Li. 7 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos)

The paper will be divided in two sections. Candidates will be required to answer three questions, including at least one question from each section. Section A will feature questions of a specific nature, for instance, making reference to named areas of linguistic structure (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, etc.). Section B will contain questions of a more general or theoretical nature, either requiring reference to more than one area of linguistic structure, or relating to general issues of reconstruction or language change.

Paper 8. The structure of English (also serves as Paper Li. 8 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos and Paper 28 of Part II of the English Tripos)

This paper will now feature questions on the historical grammar of English in Section B, in addition to questions on synchronic grammar, as has been the case up to now. Section A will continue to feature at least one question on the historical phonology/morphology of the language. Section C will continue to feature questions on the more theoretical aspects of English grammar. Lectures and supervisions will be offered on the historical grammar of the language.

Paper 14. The history of the Russian language (Paper Ru. 10 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos)

Paper 17. The Slavonic Languages (Paper CS 3 of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos)

For details of these papers see under the notice for the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos below.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 28 November 2001
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