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Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Research

Research at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) focuses on linguistic variation and diversity. In order to create more awareness and scientific understanding of this topic, research activities are clustered around six (overlapping) umbrella programmes. Many of our researchers are active in more than one programme: 

Theoretical Linguistics

Theoretical Linguistics

Studying the underlying principles of the nature of language.

 

 

Experimental Linguistics

Experimental Linguistics

 

 

 

Descriptive Linguistics

Descriptive Linguistics

 

 

 

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

 

 

 

Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies

Sociolinguistics and Discourse Studies

At LUCL, this field includes Argumentation and rhetoric, Interactional sociolinguistics, Language policy and planning, Language use in historical context, and Pragmatics.

 

Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

At LUCL, this broad linguistics field includes forensic linguistics, second language acquisition, journalism and new media, and translation studies.

 

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