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 seminar's lectures will address general epistemological and methodological questions, that are relevant for humanities and social sciences in general and for linguistics in particular (e.a. what do objectivity, neutrality validity mean ? what are the specificities and (dis)advantages of qualitative and quantitative approaches in linguistic research ?). The way scholars face these questions in their work will be illustrated, on the one hand, through examples of research in political and media discourse analysis, and on the other hand, through the discussion of students' own research designed for the seminar.
The seminar sessions will be made of teacher's lectures and of students' presentations of their own research in progress, which will be followed by collective discussions.
The assessment is based on students' personal research, which will be presented through a written report. Students of the MA in Linguistics are also asked to present their research during an oral exam.
See course website on Moodle.