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Department of Linguistics
Main organisation:Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Lifecycle:1 Jan 2011 → Today
Organisation profile:Traditionally, Linguistics at Ghent University has had a broad research focus, covering a wide spectrum of topics ranging from historical linguistics (Indo-European, Greek and Latin, Romance and Germanic languages), dialectology, lexicology, lexicography, the study of the grammar of several languages, to sociolinguistics, pragmatics and interaction. However, there has always been a special interest in comparative research and variational linguistics. This includes the comparison of linguistic structures, variation and processes in the different languages taught in the BA and MA programmes and the comparison of different linguistic theories, methods and frameworks.
Disciplines:Language studies, Linguistics