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French linguistics

Degree type
Language of education
12 months
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

French linguistics introduces you to research carried out in the French department. One of the main centers of interest is the linguistic exploitation and exploration of the international PFC corpus.

The course related to this topic focuses on the main phonological and phonetic aspects of modern French. It will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of several empirical sources and methodological issues will be addressed. Oral language corpora offer a valuable source of authentic data, illustrating, for instance, stylistic and geographical variation.

You will conduct your own small research project on one of the phonetic/phonological phenomena addressed by gathering data from the Projet Phonologie du Français contemporain corpus. You will further take courses from the general programme and/or an internship, and you will conclude the study with a thesis in French.

Language use is one of our most complex cognitive abilities. People are able to get their own messages across and to understand other people's utterances. But they also adjust their language in different situations, for example, when listening to someone with a different dialect or sociolect, when speaking to foreigners, when reading a novel or an e-mail, when speaking on the phone, and when chatting.

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

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