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Description
This course aims to foster interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to the study of linguistic research in a Latin American setting. Students will read original papers which adopt diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives in exploring a wide range of current linguistic issues. The course will reveal the rich dimensions of language diversity in Latin America and will bring new insights into the manner in which human languages work.
Subject areas of study include, but are not limited to:

  • Second language acquisition
  • Language contact phenomena (for ex. between Quechua and Spanish)
  • Tense and aspect variation in Spanish/Portuguese
  • Code-switching between Spanish/Portuguese and other languages
  • Educational policies of minority and major languages
  • Heritage languages

Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should have acquired a deep knowledge of the key topics surrounding linguistic research in Latin America that will allow them to compare and evaluate current research trends.

Student portfolios

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Topics in LA Linguistics (MA 2020 - 2021)

Xiomara Getrouw

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Lotte van der Poel

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Sam van Breen

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Kris Ransijn

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Darío Orellana Rodriguez

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Sebastian Hartgring

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Thema's in LA Taalkunde (BA 2020-21)

Jonathan Baptista