Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics

lgerm1328  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics
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 + 5.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The course covers the following two linguistic fields :
1. Syntax : grammatical categories ; syntactic and semantic functions ; phrases ; simple, complex and compound sentences.
2. Stylistics : analysis of the lexical and syntactic differences between different varieties of English (speech vs writing ; formal vs informal style).
Aims

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

1 Provide a foundation course in English syntax and stylistics and train students in the reading and writing of scientific articles in these two fields.
 

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 provides a solid foundation in English syntax and stylistics.
Teaching methods
Combination of lectures and exercise sessions.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment: active participation in class and in the exercise sessions, as well as the activities on the Moodle website. 
In June or September: written exam (theoretical questions 70% + exercises 30%).
Online resources
Moodle
Bibliography
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Teaching materials
  • Notes de cours et Powerpoint sur Moodle
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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

Minor in English Studies