Text Linguistics

lrom2151  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Text Linguistics
5 credits
22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
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Main themes
Main concepts : text ; medial (graphic and phonic code) and conceptual (language of distance and proximity) dimensions, microsyntax and macrosyntax, phrase, material dimension (intonation, punctuation etc.), discursive markers, pragmatic markers, connectors, cohesion, informational progression, coherence etc.
Aims

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

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By the end of this activity, students will be able to
- define what a text is and the contribution made by the linguistics of the text to its interpretation ;
- clarify the distinction between written and spoken language and explain the impact of the method of production on the formal aspects of a text ;
- identify within a text the relevant elements for its structure and interpretation;
- analyse a short text or an extract by highlighting the cohesion and coherence devices ;
- read, understand and compare different academic articles on the same issue (transversal competence)

 

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
The focus of this course will be on textual organization of spoken and written texts from the level of micro- and macrosyntax. Special attention will be paid to formal indicators of text segmentation (intonation, punctuation, discourse markers), and to differences in register (spoken vs. written) or in text-type (narratives, academic, drama, face-to-face conversation, etc.).
Methods. The course consists of lectures and exercises.
Teaching methods
Encadrement : Lectures
This course mainly checks the knowledge of theoretical concepts covered in the course (definitions, concepts, critical synthesis), as well as the ability to apply them in the production of written and oral language.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam based on (i) extended personal work by the student and (ii) the course content.
Other information
Support : Course plan, copies of PowerPoint presentations shown in class and corpus extracts analysed in class. The photocopied notes which are handed out to students are intended only to highlight the main information points given in greater detail during the class.
Bibliography
Voir site Moodle du cours
Faculty or entity


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

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

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in Translation

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

Master [120] in Linguistics

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