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.
Speakers store abstract information, irrespective of their language
The human brain stores not only individual words, but also all kinds of abstract information about these words. Research by Leiden linguists has shown...
Babies' hearing important in language deficiency
During the first year of life, babies adapt to the language they hear around them. In the event of hearing difficulties, this can lead to a language d...
Understanding the brain via language
Professor Jenny Doetjes at Leiden University researches similarities and differences in languages, specifically in the area of numerals and quantifier...