Lexicology

lrom2171  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Lexicology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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 Moodle.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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 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