Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics

lgerm1328  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics
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 + 5.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
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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.
 
Content
This course provides a solid foundation in English syntax and stylistics.
Teaching methods

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

Combination of lectures and exercise sessions.
Evaluation methods

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

Continuous assessment: active participation in class and in the exercise sessions, as well as activities on the Moodle website. 
In June and/or September: written exam.
Online resources
Moodle
Bibliography
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Teaching materials
  • Documents PowerPoint sur Moodle
  • Notes de cours de l'étudiant·e
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
The course will be taught through a combination of live sessions on Microsoft Teams, as well as pre-recorded videos and activities (among which quizzes) available on the Moodle platform.
Evaluation methods
Active participation in the activities proposed on Moodle (including the quizzes) will count for 10% of the final grade.
The rest of the evaluation will take the form of an online written exam on Moodle.


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

Minor in English Studies

Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General