The Qualifying Exam in linguistics for Ph.D. students will be held on November 23 and 30, 2016.
Format and schedule
There are TWO steps to the exam process.
The Ph.D. candidates will be given the take-home exam for THREE core linguistic disciplines –Advanced Syntax, Advanced Phonology and Advanced Semantics and Pragmatics and ONE in your specialized area over the course of TWO weeks.
On the take-home exam, you will be given questions to measure parts 3-5 of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning objectives (applying/analysing, evaluating, and creating).
You will prepare your responses in your own notes and have to deliver your answers during an oral exam. Please note that the exam committee will not grade your notes, but purely on the oral exam. You will have five full days to work on and prepare your exam.
The Ph.D candidates will take the oral exam and must defend their answers they prepared during the exam. Additionally, there will impromptu questions on parts 1 and 2 of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning objectives (remembering and understanding). These questions will not be on the take-home exam. The exam committee will evaluate whether your results are pass or fail solely based on your oral exam/defense.
The oral exam will span over 2 weeks (on both Wednesdays). The first Wednesday will include 2 core disciplines, and the second Wednesday will include the other core discipline and one from your elective major.
You can come and collect the take-home exam from the program chair,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugunya Ruangjaroon, on Friday, November 18 for Syntax and Phonology and on Friday, November 25 for Semantics & Pragmatics and your specialized topic.
The oral exam will be held on November 23 and 30 from 9-4. On November 23, each person will have a two-hour exam with the exam committee on Advanced Syntax and Phonology (one hour for each discipline).
On November 30, each person will have a two-hour exam with the exam committee on Advanced Semantic and Pragmatics and either psycholinguistics or language pedagogy (one hour for each discipline).
Candidates will have a total of 3 chances to pass the Qualifying Exam. If a candidate passes 2 disciplines on the exam, s/he will not have to take those exams when it is taken again. Only the non-passing component(s) will need to be taken again.You will receive your exam results within a week of taking the exam. You will be called in to meet with the whole exam committee to get your results.
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