Seminar : linguistics

LROM2155  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : linguistics
5.0 credits
15.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Prerequisites

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Main themes
The theme of the seminar depends on its articulation with other courses and concerns aspects of (spoken or written) French phonectis/phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, discourse/pragmatics.
Aims
The seminar is centred on a yearly defined theme, related to the functioning of the French language (spoken or written). It gives the students the opportunity to make up a state of the art about the selected theme and to lead a personal research based on the analysis of authentic data, gathered by the students or during former research.

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

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.

Teaching methods

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.

Evaluation methods

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.

Other information

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Bibliography

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Faculty or entity


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

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language
5
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Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
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Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
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Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
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Master [120] in Linguistics
10
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