The academic staff of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication study European languages and cultures. The Department has a special focus on linguistics and language use, and how people communicate by using language. In addition, the literature of the Middle Ages, the early modern and the modern period is studied. The (Dutch-taught) Bachelor's programme in Celtic languages and cultures is unique in the Netherlands, as well as the (Dutch-taught) Master's programmes in translating, intercultural communication and Renaissance studies.

News

3 March 2017
Jolanda Vanderwal Taylor will be both a visiting scholar and a visiting educator. She will contribute to designing the broad bachelor programmes TCS and LAS.
1 March 2017
Eight Humanities programmes have been ranked best in their field, according to Keuzegids Masters 2017.
21 February 2017
The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing. Paul Franssen received an honourable mention.
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Events

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31 March 2017 14:30 - 15:45
Dissertation by Brigitta Keij on the early acquisition of rhythmic structure and its use in speech segmentation from a cross-linguistic perspective.
6 April 2017 12:15 - 18:00
In this workshop, we explore two crucial features of the human mind that shape our institutions at different levels: language and social cognition.
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12 June 2017 13:00 - 17:30
Leading scholars of life writing will discuss the role of mediation in the production, circulation and uses of testimony in contemporary debates.
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