Dutch grammar

lgerm1133  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch grammar
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
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

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

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

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

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
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
January session: written exam (face-to-face or on remote modeif circumstances require it)
June and September sessions: written and oral exams (face-to-face or on remote mode if circumstances require it)
 


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelier en langues et lettres modernes, orientation germaniques

Mineure en linguistique

Mineure en études néerlandaises

Bachelier en droit

Bachelier en langues et lettres modernes, orientation générale