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Research focus area

Language Diversity in the World

This research field, based in the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), brings together descriptive, historical and theoretical linguistics, as well as psycho- and neurolinguistics. Nowhere else in Europe is such a broad range of languages studied than here in Leiden. The LUCL combines unique expertise in the field of Africa, Indian America, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, East Asia and Siberia, and Eurasia and Europe. LUCL researchers also participate in the interdisciplinary Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, where they co-operate with psychologists, biologists and medical researchers.