In the Bachelor’s in Sign Language Linguistics you will investigate sign languages, their structure, acquisition and use from the perspective of a linguist. To do so, you’ll also acquire at least one sign language yourself.Sign languages from all around the world demonstrate interesting similarities, but they are not mutually intelligible and differ from each other in significant ways. Interestingly, many of these differences reflect variation also attested in spoken languages. The acquisition of sign languages also shows interesting similarities and differences with the acquisition of spoken languages. The Bachelor’s in Sign Language Linguistics teaches you general linguistic principles and methods and offers you a wide range of courses in sign languages that address these fascinating topics.Is Sign Language Linguistics right for you?Sign Language Linguistics is the ideal programme for you if:You are broadly interested in language and sign language specifically.You enjoy solving puzzles and problems that require a systematic approach.You want to understand how sign languages resemble or differ from spoken languages as well as each other.You’d like to learn a sign language yourself.You would like to know how sign languages are acquired, and how they function in society.
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- Full Time
Foreign diploma that is equivalent to Dutch VWO diploma or a HBO Propedeuse. If you apply with foreign credentials, mathematics and English should be included in your final examination or attended until the last year of your secondary education.
EU/EEA students with an international degree who require services from the UvA (housing/visa) deadline is 1 April.
- 3 years
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning