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Linguistics: Modern Languages

This is a specialization within the MA Linguistics.

Different language routes in Modern Languages allow students to specialise in their language of choice: Chinese, English, French, German or Italian.

Students follow 30 EC per semester, divided over two semesters. In the first semester, students follow 30 EC in courses, during the second semester students write their MA thesis (20 EC) and follow 10 EC in courses.

Students take the following courses:
20 EC: Linguistically informed courses in/about the language of their choice
20 EC: Electives (either Language Learning, Language & Literature, or "Free" (aka 10 or 20 EC chosen from the Linguistics specialisation, and/or a 10 EC internship or individual project.
20 EC: MA thesis

All routes

The five different language routes and their available theme courses are

1. Chinese

Theme courses: Chinese Linguistics: The State of the Art, Sinographics: Chinese writing and writing Chinese

2. English

Theme courses: English Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, English Word Formation, Alternative Histories of Standard English, Language Variation and Change: The Peterborough Chronicles, Language Variation and Change from Old to Middle English: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles, Learner Corpus Research and Language Teaching

3. French

Theme courses: Possédé: la grammaire de la possession, Focus, fond et mise en relief : la structure de l’information en français, Apprendre le français, Communication interculturelle, Le défi de la traduction

4. German

Theme courses: Die Wissenschaft der Wörter, Universalien und Rarissima, Deutsch und seine Varianten, Deutsch und seine Verwandten

5. Italian

Themse courses: Introduzione alla filologia italiana. Editare un testo italiano, Aspetti dell’italiano contemporaneo, Italiano L2 e metodi per l’apprendimento dell’italiano come L2, La lingua italiana nel mondo

Electives

Language Learning: Second Language Acquisition, Bilingual Language Acquisition, Qualitative Methods in Linguistics, Statistics in Linguistics
Language & Literature: Courses from the MA Asian Studies or MA Literary Studies
Free Choice: Internship, Individual Project, Any combination of courses from the MA Linguistics: Linguistics, the MA Asian Studies and/or MA Literary Studies

Chinese

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory theme courses

Chinese Linguistics: The State of the Art 10
Sinographics: Chinese writing and writing Chinese 10
MA Thesis Linguistics 20

Electives: choose 20 ec from

Language Learning

Statistics in Linguistics 5
Qualitative Methods in Linguistics 5
Second Language Acquisition 10
Bilingual Acquisition 10

Language & Literature

Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

Free choice

Individual Project 10
Internship Linguistics 10
Courses MA Linguistics 10/20
Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

English

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Theme courses: choose 20 ec from

English Word Formation 10
Sociolinguistics (MA Linguistics) 10
Masterlanguage: Language Variation and Change: The Peterborough Chronicles 5
Masterlanguage: Language Variation and Change from Old to Middle English: The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles 5
English Historical Linguistics 10
Alternative Histories of Standard English 10
Masterlanguage: Learner Corpus Research and Language Teaching 5

Semester 2: Obligatory course

MA Thesis Linguistics 20

Electives: choose 20 ec from

Language Learning

Second Language Acquisition 10
Qualitative Methods in Linguistics 5
Statistics in Linguistics 5
Bilingual Acquisition 10

Language & Literature

Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

Free choice

Individual Project 10
Internship Linguistics 10
Courses MA Linguistics 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20
Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20

French

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Choose 20 EC from:

Possédé: la grammaire de la possession 10
Masterlanguage: Apprendre le français 5
Focus, fond et mise en relief : la structure de l’information en français 10
Masterlanguage: Communication interculturelle 5
Masterlanguage: Le défi de la traduction 5

Semester 2: Obligatory course

MA Thesis Linguistics 20

Electives: choose 20 ec from

Language Learning

Second Language Acquisition 10
Qualitative Methods in Linguistics 5
Statistics in Linguistics 5
Bilingual Acquisition 10

Language & Literature

Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

Free choice

Individual Project 10
Internship Linguistics 10
Courses MA Linguistics 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20
Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20

German

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Theme courses: choose 20 ec from

Die Wissenschaft der Wörter 10
Masterlanguage: Deutsch und seine Varianten 5
Universalien und Rarissima German in Language Typology MA 10
Masterlanguage: Deutsch und seine Verwandten 5

Semester 2: Obligatory course

MA Thesis Linguistics 20

Electives: choose 20 ec from

Language Learning

Second Language Acquisition 10
Qualitative Methods in Linguistics 5
Statistics in Linguistics 5
Bilingual Acquisition 10

Language & Literature

Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

Free choice

Individual Project 10
Internship Linguistics 10
Courses MA Linguistics 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20
Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20

Italian

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Theme courses: choose 20 ec from

Introduction to Italian philology. Editing an Italian text 10
Aspects of contemporary Italian 10
Italiano L2 e metodi per l’apprendimento dell’italiano come L2 10
Masterlanguage: La lingua italiana nel mondo 5

Semester 2: Obligatory course

MA Thesis Linguistics 20

Electives: choose 20 ec from

Language Learning

Second Language Acquisition 10
Qualitative Methods in Linguistics 5
Statistics in Linguistics 5
Bilingual Acquisition 10

Language & Literature

Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20

Free choice

Individual Project 10
Internship Linguistics 10
Courses MA Linguistics 10/20
Courses MA Literary Studies 10/20
Courses MA Asian Studies 10/20