Lexicology

lrom2171  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Lexicology
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
22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
A linguistic background equivalent to the level of the Belgian "Bac en langues et littératures romanes". 
Main themes
Describe the main axes of the French lexicon mechanisms through structural (distributional) or constructional approaches. Reflect on the links between lexicon and grammar.
Aims

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

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Deepen knowledge of the lexical system mechanisms in synchrony. Become aware of the lexicon possibilities.

 

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
In addition to the theoretical definition of a lexical unit (What is a word?), the course addresses multiple facets of lexicon, from the word (morpheme) to different forms of frozen expressions, not forgetting frozen sentences and proverbs, where lexicon and syntax meet. The two forms of lexical creativity: endogenous neologisms (lexical morphology and semantic aspects) and loan words, will be addressed alternately.
Teaching methods
The course begins with a series of theoretical presentations and continues with more applied sessions, establishing a link between theory and practice and designed to prepare students for the assignment that they are required to complete for the final assessment.
The context for this work is the study of neologism and the updating of real dictionaries.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination with personal work to be presented during the exam.
Other information
Course materials : detailed overview with select bibliography.
Bibliography
Une bibliographie établie en fonction du programme de l'année est déposée sur campus.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Linguistics

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General