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Leiden University Centre for Linguistics

Descriptive and Comparative Linguistics

LUCL research falling under this programme is dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of the ways in which linguistic and cultural factors shape human language in space and over time.

Traditional dance by Kaera speakers in Abangiwang, Pantar island, eastern Indonesia, 2007. Picture: Marian Klamer.
Traditional dance by Kaera speakers in Abangiwang, Pantar island, eastern Indonesia, 2007. Picture: Marian Klamer.

Using a combined historical and synchronic perspective, research covers the study of proto-languages in the 4th millennium BCE right up to the languages used today. Languages from all corners of the globe are studied.

Academic staff (in alphabetical order)

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