The students of the Master program will acquire:

– an in-depth knowledge of the theoretical models and of the analytical methods of contemporary linguistics, including experimental methods and field research;

– the ability to apply theories and methods of linguistic research for the description and analysis of different languages, in a comparative perspective;

– familiarity with different dimensions of the interdisciplinary study of language as a cognitive capacity, of first and second language acquisition, of the relation between mind, language and the brain;

– familiarity with the philosophical issues underlying the study of language as a cognitive capacity and of the relation between language and mind, as well as of the relation between logic, inference and meaning in natural language;

– the ability to use theories and methods of formal linguistics in different applied domains: language teaching, the study of language pathology, computational applications, and psycholinguistic experimentation.