General linguistics has three central research questions: what characteristics are shared by all languages; within what limits do languages vary; and how can we explain both the universal characteristics and the differences between languages. In trying to find answers to these questions we look at the limits set by human cognition, the organs of articulation and hearing, and the brain, as well as investigating the circumstances within which languages function (situational, cultural and historical contexts), the evolution of language, language learning, language loss, language pathology and language contact.

Meer weten?

Wil je meer informatie over de inhoud van het dossier of in contact worden gebracht met de kennisaanbieder? Neem dan contact met ons op.


Terug naar overzicht »