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: Dr. Ronny Boogaart
|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|
De sturende kracht van taal
Argumentative and Rhetorical Practices: strategic maneuvering with truth
Een argumentatieve benadering van populisme
* 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.
For a detailed programma, see the online study guide.
Please note that the Prospectus shows a provisional programme and list of courses.