Introduction to Dutch linguistics: syntax and contrastive linguistics

LGERM1533  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Dutch linguistics: syntax and contrastive linguistics
5.0 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h


Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.

Main themes

1. The course covers two linguistics fields: Dutch syntax and contrastive linguistics Dutch-French.

2. Introduction to the reading (and writing) of scientific articles.

3. Presentation of reference books.


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    Provide a foundation course in Dutch syntax and in contrastive linguistics Dutch-French. The students should also be able to analyse reference books with a criticizing mind.

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”.


The course is an introduction to Dutch syntax focussing on different aspects of word order. A portfolio of scientific articles will give an overview of word order phenomena in Dutch, including regional and diamnesic variation.

Teaching methods

Flipped classroom teaching method

Evaluation methods

Oral exam based on the portfolio. During the exam, the oral competence of the student will also be evaluated: 4 points out of 20 could be lost in case of unsatisfactory language (fluency, grammar, vocabulary).


Portfolio d'articles scientifiques disponible sur Moodle et en forme imprimée à la DUC

Faculty or entity

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

Program title
Minor in Dutch Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General