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Sign languages from all around the world demonstrate interesting similarities, but still they are not mutually intelligible and differ from each other in significant ways. In the Bachelor’s in Sign Language Linguistics, you will explore sign languages, their structure, acquisition and use from the perspective of a linguist, while learning NGT (Sign Language of the Netherlands) yourself.
Study in a multilingual city
People seem to expect that you can communicate all over the world by knowing a single, universal sign language, but just as every country has a spoken language, every country has its own sign language.Livia Faverey, student Read the interview
Find out in 4 minutes what the Sign Language Linguistics programme is about and why you should study it at the University of Amsterdam.
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