Linguistics (specialisation) (MA)
Language and Communication
To make successful communication possible, people need much more than their knowledge of the language system.
In the theme “Language and Communication” we study language-in-use. How can we understand each other if we often intend more, or something else, than we are literally saying? How do people strategically use language to achieve certain effects? When is argumentation reasonable? How is our view of the world and the different groups we belong to reflected in the language that we use? This theme uniquely combines courses in pragmatics, sociolinguistics and argumentation/rhetorics.
Theme coordinator: Prof. dr. Ton van Haaften
|Approaches to Argumentative Discourse||10||Core/Elective|
|Language, Culture and Cognition||10||Core/Elective|
|Qualitative methods in linguistics||5||Elective|
|Multilingual The Hague||10||Elective|
|Language and communication in Africa||5||Elective|
|Stilistiek: formuleringskeuzes en overtuigingskracht||10||Elective|
* a 20 EC Thesis is obligatory in the second semester. An internship or an individual project can be arranged as an elective course either in the first or in the second semester.