Seminar : linguistics

lrom2155  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : linguistics
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
15.0 h
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.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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”.
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
Voir le site Moodle du cours.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General