Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics
How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realized in different language families and specific languages?THE PROGRAMME HAS THE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZATIONS: The Human Language System (THLS) and Language Development and Variation (LDV).Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen Linguistics sections (English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish).It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent and cohesive, range of options, oriented along the following approaches:Empirical investigation of the structure of the European languages, with focus on synchronic and diachronic variationTheoretical study of syntax, semantics, morphology, and phonology/phoneticsUse of a variety of data (native speaker intuitions, corpus data, language acquisition data) and methodsThe track focuses on language with all its complexities. The main focus is how to make sense of complex data in order to be able to study the structure, variation, change, and development of language, so as to obtain a better understanding of the human language faculty.It covers the principal subfields of linguistic study (sound, structure, meaning), and offers plenty of opportunity for students to focus on a particular language or language family (working wit
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Master of Arts
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
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Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
A Bachelor diploma in the field of: * a modern European language and culture study * Communication- and Information Science * Humanities Computing/Information Science * Linguistics * Speech and Hearing
Additional requirements English: minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 100 (with a minimum of 25 on writing skills), or IELTS 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 on all items). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 185.
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The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
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