Dutch grammar

lgerm1133  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch grammar
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
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
Level B1 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
Main themes
The main themes are syntax, morphology and (elementary) spelling and phonetic rules
Aims

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

1 This course aims to provide a basic knowledge of Dutch grammar (spelling, phonetics, morphology and syntax)
 

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
This course covers two sections of equal importance; in the first phase, we will describe word order in the Dutch sentence; we do not generally seek to answer the question of "why" words are ordered this way, but we principally show "how" the Dutch sentence is structured around two poles, that is the main conjugated verb and the verb pole and the conjunction and suordinate verb group. The distribution of all grammatical functions is then organised on the basis of these two poles. We also deal systematically with all Dutch morphology (across all the grammatical categories).
Teaching methods
The course is taught in Dutch. Various chapters relating to syntax, morphology and their interaction with phonology/phonetics will be dealt with systematically and, if necessary, through consideration of the French language for a contrastive approach. For some chapters, students will be invited to become familiar with grammars and linguistics books in Dutch. Each chapter (morphology and syntax) will be accompanied by various exercises, some of which will be solved during the course sessions.
Evaluation methods
The assessment deals with both "theoretical knowledge" as well as "grammar skills". Group work, as well as interim tests, are organised in order to monitor the regular acquisition of the subject matter - written exam in January, written and oral exam in June and August.
Bibliography
Ouvrages obligatoires :
  • Ph. Hiligsmann, P. Degrave, K. Van Goethem & L. Rasier, 100 fautes. De Boeck, 2e édition, 2017.
  • Ph. Hiligsmann & L. Rasier, Uitspraakleer Nederlands voor Franstaligen, Wolters Plantyn, 2007.
  • R. Huitema, Van Dale Grammatica Nederlands. Glashelder overzicht op elk taalniveau, Utrecht: Van Dale Uitgevers, 2011.
  • Grammaire 'en ligne' sur le web, avec exercices et évaluation immédiate : voir http://www.gramlink.com
  • Baelen, M., P. Degrave, K. De Rycke & Ph. Hiligsmann (2018), Néerlandais: comprendre et exploiter des textes d'actualité, De Boeck Université-Louvain-la-Neuve.
Autres ouvrages de référence :
  • P. Godin, La Pratique du néerlandais, SPILL 18, Peeters- Leuven, 1993.
  • A.M. Fontein'&'A. Pescher-ter Meer, Nederlandse grammatica voor anderstaligen, NCB, 2011.
  • M. Goossens & A. Wouters, DOE wat met grammatica! Nederlands voor anderstaligen: een gids, Standaard Uitgeverij, 2013 (derde herziene druk).
Teaching materials
  • - Ph. Hiligsmann, P. Degrave, K. Van Goethem & L. Rasier, 100 fautes. De Boeck, 2e édition, 2017.
  • - Ph. Hiligsmann & L. Rasier, Uitspraakleer Nederlands voor Franstaligen, Wolters Plantyn, 2007 (disponible sur Moodle)
  • - R. Huitema, Van Dale Grammatica Nederlands. Glashelder overzicht op elk taalniveau, Utrecht: Van Dale Uitgevers, 2011.
  • - Grammaire 'en ligne' sur le web, avec exercices et évaluation immédiate : voir http://www.gramlink.com
  • - Baelen, M., P. Degrave, K. De Rycke & Ph. Hiligsmann (2018), Néerlandais: comprendre et exploiter des textes d'actualité, De Boeck Université-Louvain-la-Neuve.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Law

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in Dutch Studies