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

Prof. dr. Michael Burke
12 May 2017
Michael Burke edited the four volume collection 'Stylistics', which will showcase the main developments and major achievements in stylistic scholarship.
28 April 2017
With contributions from world-renowned researchers, the book offers an overview of the state-of-the-art speech motor control research. Co-edited by Hayo Terband
28 April 2017
Research shows that students’ brain-to-brain group synchrony predicts classroom engagement and classroom social dynamics.
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Events

2 June 2017 10:30 - 11:45
On 2 June Erin Pretorius will defend her PhD thesis on the syntax of spatial prepositions in Afrikaans.
Excerpt from the Martyrology of Oengus. Source: Wikimedia Commons/National Library of Ireland, MS G10 p. 24
7 June 2017 17:45 - 19:00
Nike Stam analysed the functions of bilingualism in texts by medieval Irish scribes. She will defend her PhD thesis on this subject on 7 June.
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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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