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back at the Junius Symposium and looking forward to the future of Old Germanic Studies
On Friday, the 24th of April 2015, the Junius Symposium voor Jonge Oudgermanisten, a symposium for junior researchers in the field of language, culture and history of the (early) medieval Germanic tribes, was organized by Peter Alexander Kerkhof (LUCL) and Thijs Porck (LUCAS).
German Language and Linguistics
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German Language and Culture (BA)
Germany has an important position in Europe, both economically as well as politically and culturally. In the Bachelor's programme German Language and Culture you will dive into the rich language, history and literature of this influencial country and discover what it has to offer!
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The dynamics of light verbs in the history of West Germanic languages
The main question of this research project concerns the extent to which light verbs in West Germanic languages participate in processes of language change.
German courses at the Academic Language Centre: General language courses and Tailor-made and In-company training.
The dawn of Dutch: language change in the Low Countries between 500 and 1200 AD
The main goal of this project is to answer the question: how did Dutch acquire its own, distinctive linguistic characteristics?
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Language offers new insights into our history, cultural differences, migration, and the way in which our brain processes information. This knowledge can in turn help us understand what it means to be human, as well as opening the way to many practical applications. In order to realise these goals, linguists…
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Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
The Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic: origin and accentuation
This dissertation provides a thorough review of the words belonging to the oldest layer of Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic and answers the question of how these words were adapted to the Proto-Slavic accentual system.
Consonant and vowel gradation in the Proto-Germanic n-stems: an investigation of Germanic morphophonology
This dissertation focuses on the systematic vowel alternations displayed by the Proto-Germanic n-stems. The fact is, that many of these nouns now appear to have preserved the ablaut system of the Indo-European proto-language spoken some five millennia ago. In this respect, the n-stems are truly comparable…
Junius Symposium: exciting new research on Old Germanic studies
While Old Germanic studies might seem dated and, regrettably, occupies a less than secure position in various academic institutions, exciting new research presented by young researchers shows that the field is still vibrant and may have a bright future. On Thursday, the 7th of April, the ‘Junius Symposium…
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German Preciat Gonzalez
Assistant Professor German Sociolinguistics
Humanities, Centre for Linguistics
German Literature and Culture (MA)
The master’s programme in German Literature and Culture at Leiden University offers the largest number of German-language master’s courses in the Netherlands and covers the fields of literary and cultural studies from the Middle Ages to the present.
- Teaching German (MA) (60EC)
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New Germans, New Dutch. Literary Interventions
In the globalised world of today, traditional definitions of national Self and national Other no longer hold. The unmistakable transformation of German and Dutch societies demands a thorough rethinking of national boundaries on several levels.
Old Observatory Leiden
The Old Observatory of Leiden is the oldest surviving university observatory in the world. While students of Leiden University receive lectures in the main part of the building, the visitor center in the basement and the telescopes on the building serve the general public. Here you will find information…
Amorites in the early Old Babylonian Period
This thesis explores several aspects of these Early Old Babylonian Amorites.
The Lower German Limes in the Netherlands
A scientific assessment of the site selection for the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ Unesco World Heritage Site.
Visit the Old Observatory
The Old Observatory is still used intensively as a university building. Yet there is still plenty to see and experience in this beautiful monument. Find out what the possibilities are here.
Literary studies: German Literature and Culture
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Redemption in the Old Babylonian period: texts, archives, practice
Stephen Moore defended his thesis on 26 May 2020.
From Gesture to Language
Like any language, the natural sign languages (henceforth: SLs) of deaf communities differ from each other in their grammars and lexicons. A growing number of studies indicates that SLs make use of the gestures of hearing speakers to build linguistic structure. This implies that variation and similarities…
Old English Renewed
Tracing Transitional English in the Twelfth Century
Modern Languages (MA)
In the one-year Modern Languages programme you will focus on one of five languages, or a combination thereof: Chinese, English, French, German or Italian Linguistics. The programme equips you with unique skills relevant to a career in academia, teaching, writing and communications.
Societies at the Old Observatory
Four different astronomical societies are active in the Old Observatory. We are very proud of the commitment these associations show to organize activities.
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Language, law and loanwords in early medieval Gaul: language contact and studies in Gallo-Romance phonology
On October 9th, Peter Alexander Kerkhof succesfully defended his doctoral thesis and graduated. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Peter Alexander on this great result.
Communicative Language Teaching in Georgia
The present investigation aims at exploring whether the instruction provided at secondary schools in the capital meets the requirements of Communicative Language Teaching and whether the aims of improving learners’ communicative proficiency are met.
The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest
The Leiden University Old English ColloQuest is a digital, dynamic edition of an Old English text that adapts to each different learner to offer an appropriate level of challenge. The nature and number of glosses (translation aids) on the text adjust for each individual user based on the user’s answers…
Old Armenian Nasal Verbs: Archaisms and Innovations
On May 2nd, Petr Kocharov succesfully defended his doctoral thesis and graduated. The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics congratulates Petr on this great result.
Functional projections in analytic languages
The ultimate aim of the project is to find out whether there are such things as
Professorial Families in German-speaking Europe, 1860-1930
How was the Scholarly Self cultivated in professorial families of the humanities, in German-speaking Europe between 1860 and 1930?
Painting with techniques inspired by old masters
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The Russian Language of Islam
This project explores how Muslim authorities and writers use Russian to transmit Islamic contents, and whether this leads to a specific
English Language and Linguistics
English Language and Linguistics at Leiden University focuses on English language usage and linguistics around the world, including in countries where English is spoken as a second language or as part of a mixed language.
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Enclosing Executive Secrecy, Arguments & Practices in the German Bundestag
Parliaments in democratic systems serve as the people’s representatives, legislators and overseers of the executive. They have the power to define the framework in which the executive can act and must report about its action. For parliaments to fulfil their roles, though, they depend on access to information.…
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