The Master’s in Linguistics specialisation in French Language and Linguistics at Leiden University offers in-depth courses in a wide array of topics covering theoretical and applied linguistics, including language acquisition, syntax, and semantics. You have the opportunity to analyse the French language from an academic perspective, as well as in the context of its economic or legal applications.
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“Our lecturers have available a broad network which covers universities in France, the United States and Canada.”
“The strength of the specialisation in French Language and Linguistics lies in the unique expertise of our lecturers, who enjoy an eminent international reputation and who publish extensively. Students can participate in sub-areas of their research via essays and other assignments. They are also free to ask the lecturers for specific tutorials.
Our lecturers have available a broad network which covers universities in France, the United States and Canada. Students benefit greatly from this network: some are now studying at Bryn Mawr and Indiana University.
The Leiden master’s attracts students from all parts of the Netherlands. Agreements have been reached with the University of Amsterdam, the Free University and the University of Utrecht whereby students can make use of the full range of programmes offered by these three universities. We also welcome students from abroad. We already have master’s students from Algeria and Poland, for example.
Our linguistic lectures focus on the syntax and semantics of the French language, sometimes in a comparative perspective with other Romance languages. What fascinates me about French is how the specifics of this language teach us about the universal linguistic capabilities which are unique to the human species.”
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