The master degree specialisation "Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society" (LAMUSO) focuses on usage-based models and methods in language research and their applications, especially in multilingual contexts. It provides a combination of fundamental courses in various domains of linguistics and more practice-oriented modules related to several fields of activity. One of the main features of the programme is its strong multilingual component. It can be followed entirely in English or in a combination of languages (Dutch, English, French, German), and students have access to advanced descriptive courses of these languages.
The aim of the LAMUSO programme is to satisfy the growing demand from both public and private sectors for professionals combining excellent language skills in two or more languages and solid linguistic theory and methodology. Hence, the programme trains students to become professionals in fields such as language teaching, language curriculum design, language syllabus design, language testing, language policy, language technologies, etc.
Access to high-level training in scientific research is also provided thanks to the strong collaboration between the linguistics programme and several top research centres hosted by the research Institute for Language and Communication.
Students enrolled in the LAMUSO specialization are encouraged to apply for an Erasmus grant to cover a period of study at a university offering an interesting range of linguistics courses.
- Germany: Erlangen-Nürnberg or Giessen;
- France: Paris 7, Grenoble-Alpes;
- Switzerland: Fribourg, Geneva;
- The Netherlands: Leiden or Nijmegen;
- Sweden: Lund;
- Finland: Jyväskylä.
Academic writing skills
Students take 5 credits in a language, chosen on the basis of their previous courses : places on the courses in academic writing in a foreign language (German, English, French or Dutch) is reserved for students who had this language as their major subject at Bachelor¿s level or who can prove they have the required level by having passed an official examination (TOEFL, CNAVT, TestDaF, etc.). For non-Francophone students who wish to take LFRAN1405, there is a test of their level at the beginning
|Students at level B2+ in English|
|LGERM2720||Interactive Competence in English : English for academic purposes||Fanny Meunier||15h+22.5h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|Students learning French|
|LFRAN1405||French - Upper Intermediate Level (B2) - Le français, langue universitaire||Emmanuelle Rassart (coord.)||30h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|Francophone students (native)|
|LCLIG2122||Scientific Writing||Anne-Catherine Simon||7.5h||5 credits||1q||x||x|
|Students at level C1 in Dutch|
|LGERM2730||Interactive Competence in Dutch : Academic Dutch||Philippe Hiligsmann||15h+22.5h||5 credits||1q||x||x|
|Students at level B2+ in German|
|LGERM2710||Interactive Competence in German : Academic German||15h+15h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|Work placement (10 credits)|
Work placement in a research laboratory or a company
The language used during the internship and in the internship report will depend on where the internship takes place. The choice of language must be approved by the academic coordinator.
|240h||10 credits||1 ou 2q||x||x|
Students may choose their 15 credits from one or more of the six suggested linguistic fields.
|Comparative and contrastive linguistics|
|LLMOD2801||Interdisciplinary thematic seminar in linguistics||Sylvie De Cock , Marie-Aude Lefer , Costantino Maeder , Fanny Meunier , Ferran Suner Munoz , Kristel Van Goethem (coord.)||30h||10 credits||1q||x||x|
|LGERM2725||English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition||Fanny Meunier , Magali Paquot||30h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|LGERM2871||Research seminar in English linguistics: Corpora and applied linguistics||15h||10 credits||2q||x||x|
|LCLIG2210||Phonology and Prosody||Anne-Catherine Simon||30h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|LROM2155||Seminar : linguistics||Philippe Hambye||15h||10 credits||1q||x||x|
|LGERM2835||Dutch linguistics: morphosyntactic, phonetic and lexical aspects of Dutch as a foreign language||Philippe Hiligsmann||15h||5 credits||1q||x||x|
|LGERM2881||Research Seminar Dutch Linguistics||Elisabeth Degand||15h||10 credits||2q||x||x|
|LGERM2711||German Linguistics: Syntax and Morphology of the German Verb||Joachim Sabel||22.5h||5 credits||1q||x||x|
|LGERM2861||Research Seminar in German Linguistics||Joachim Sabel||15h||10 credits||2q||x||x|
|LROM2843||Issues in Spanish Linguistics||Barbara De Cock||30h||5 credits||2q||x||x|
|LROM2517||Seminar: Spanish Linguistics||15h||10 credits||2q||x||x|