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Chinese Linguistics (MA)

The master’s programme in Chinese Linguistics at Leiden University offers you an excellent opportunity to concentrate on the different aspects of the languages of China, especially their sounds and syntax.

Please note: From September 2019 the programme will consist of the following three specialisations in which you will be able to focus on your area of interest:

Focus on the different Chinese languages

During the Chinese Linguistics programme you will gain knowledge in language variation: in all courses we look beyond Mandarin, both diachronically and synchronically. You will learn to understand the different languages of China from their phonetic-phonology aspects as well as their syntactic aspects.

Benefit from our long-standing expertise in Chinese linguistics

You will join a master's programme with a strong tradition in and focus on Chinese linguistics. Leiden University has been teaching Chinese since 1855, with the first professor exclusively for Chinese appointed in 1877. Leiden is also one of the very few  universities outside China with four linguists working on Chinese Linguistics.

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