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Linguistics: Modern Languages

This is a specialization within the MA Linguistics.

Please note that this is a provisional list of courses.

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

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 specialization, 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: Doutes, on-dits, et certitudes: les sources du savoir dans le langage, 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

Vak 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

Vak 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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Choose 20 EC from:

Doutes, on-dits, et certitudes: les sources du savoir dans le langage 10
Masterlanguage: Apprendre le français 5
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

Vak 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 Deutsch in der Sprachtypologie 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

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Obligatory courses

Theme courses: choose 20 ec from

Introduzione alla filologia italiana. Editare un testo italiano / Inleiding tot de Italiaanse filologie. Het editen van een Italianse tekst. 10
Aspetti dell’italiano contemporaneo / Aspecten van het hedendaagse Italiaans 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