Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics

LGERM1328  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics
5.0 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Anglais
Main themes

The course covers the following two linguistic fields :

1. Syntax : grammatical categories ; syntactic and semantic functions ; phrases ; simple, complex and compound sentences.

2. Stylistics : analysis of the lexical and syntactic differences between different varieties of English (speech vs writing ; formal vs informal style).

Aims

  • 1

    Provide a foundation course in English syntax and stylistics and train students in the reading and writing of scientific articles in these two fields.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

This course provides a solid foundation in English syntax and stylistics.

Teaching methods

Combination of lectures and exercise sessions.

Evaluation methods

Continuous assessment: active participation in class and in the exercise sessions, as well as the activities on the Moodle website. 

In June or September: written exam (theoretical questions 70% + exercises 30%).

Online resources

Moodle

Bibliography
  • Notes de cours et Powerpoint sur Moodle
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in English Studies
5
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Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General