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Italian Language and Linguistics (MA)

The master’s programme in Italian Language and Linguistics at Leiden University draws on diachronic and synchronic perspectives to bring you an advanced qualification in Italian linguistics.

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:

Explore the most important aspects of Italian linguistics

This master’s programme focuses on the most relevant aspects of Italian linguistics: how it connects to social and cultural issues; how it varies across time and place; how it is transmitted, taught and learned. An important aspect of the programme is exploring the dynamics that led to the literary language of Italian becoming the country's national language.

A global and comparative approach

All courses take a global and comparative approach: you will learn how to critically assess an issue from multiple perspectives. You will also acquire the skills to design an optimal language training plan by studying and comparing current language teaching methods.

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