Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics

lgerm1513  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics
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
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
Deutsch
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
1. Study of syntax and pragmatics/semantics with special reference to German
2. Reading of scientific work within this field
3. Critical discussion of the relevant concepts
Aims

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

1 Acquisition of the foundations of German linguistics with respect to German Syntax and Pragmatics. The most fundamental empirical generalizations from the two linguistic fields will be discussed and the theoretical instruments for explaining them within modern linguistic theory.
 
Content
The structure des constituants, case, valencey/subcategorzation, agreement, the positions of the verb in German), the concept of phrase structre(s), the distribution of reflexives and pronouns. The foundations of speech acts and semantic theory.
Evaluation methods

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

Evaluation : * Partial (written) test in German, optional. The test will be written at the end of the first quadrimester. * General (written) test in German, obligatory. The test will be written in June and September.
Other information
A syllabus for this course (written in German) is available.
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

Minor in German Studies

Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General