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Language and Society

Profile within the Bachelor’s degree programme in European Languages and Cultures

In the first semester, all students in the program take an introductory course in Language and Society, which will introduce you to the field of linguistics.  We begin with a focus on societal and interactional aspects of language in society (multilingualism, dialects, and discourse analysis), but also cover language acquisition and structural and historical aspects of the study of language.

If you choose Language & Society as your profile, in the second semester you will start following a series of courses which will introduce you to general linguistics and also many sub-fields of linguistics  The courses in this profile are:

Profile course 1:  Structure and Variation

Profile course 2: Plurilingualism and multilingualism

Profile course 3: Language Learning

Profile course 4: Language in History

Profile course 5: Language and Power

Profile course 6: Research Methods

Profile course 7: Language in the Mind

For all profile courses, the lectures are held in English and you have a choice to attend the small seminar group in English or Dutch.

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