Current issues and trends in English linguistics

lgerm1528  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Current issues and trends in English linguistics
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
English
Prerequisites
LGERM1328 Introduction to English linguistics: syntax and stylistics

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 provides an introduction to the different branches of English linguistics and deals with the various elements that constitute the foundation of the English language and its use in context:
- The sounds of English: vowels, diphthongs, consonants; accentuation; intonation; phonetic transcription; geographical variation (British and American English)
- The structure and meaning of English words: morphemes and allomorphs; inflection and derivation; neologisms, loanwords
- The history and development of English: origin of the language, evolution, diversification
- The social context of English: degree of formality, sociolects
- The discourse of English: written and spoken registers, genres, critical discourse analysis
- Crosslinguistic approaches to English
- Learning and teaching English as a Foreign Language
The course also provides an overview of the methods of analysis of written and spoken English (corpus data; experimental data; qualitative and quantitative approaches).
Aims

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

1 A la fin de cette activité, l'étudiant est capable de développer un savoir informé sur les disciplines du cursus, répondre à une question écrite à travers un discours informé sur la langue ou la linguistique (notions, courants, théories de référence), recourir de manière adéquate et rigoureuse au vocabulaire, aux notions et aux concepts propres à chacune de ces disciplines, produire un discours qui intègre de manière adéquate et rigoureuse le vocabulaire, les notions et les concepts propres à la linguistique.
 
Content
The course provides an introduction to the branches of English linguistics and the main methods of analysis of written and spoken English.
Teaching methods

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

Lectures, PowerPoint presentations, reading list and exercise sessions which give students the opportunity to practise certain specific aspects of English linguistics such as phonetic script, morphological rules or the use of corpora.
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 online exercises and discussion forums on the Moodle platform.

In January and/or September: written exam.
Online resources
Moodle
Teaching materials
  • Documents PowerPoint sur Moodle
  • Notes de cours de l'étudiant·e
  • Portefeuille de lectures
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
If online teaching is made necessary by the sanitary conditions, classes will be taught on Microsoft Teams.
Evaluation methods
If the sanitary conditions are such that the exam cannot be organised on site, the exam 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