Lexicology

LROM2171  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Lexicology
5.0 credits
22.5 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
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

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

A bibliography drawn up to reflect the current year's programme is available on iCampus.

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
-

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [60] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General
5
-

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures
5
-

Master [120] in Linguistics
5
-

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General
5
-