German linguistics: specific syntactic and semantic aspects

lgerm2713  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

German linguistics: specific syntactic and semantic aspects
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
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Teacher(s)
Language
Deutsch
Prerequisites
Introduction to German linguistics.
Main themes
Study of German linguistics, in particular syntactical and semantic issues.
Aims

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

1 At the end of the course, the students should : have developed a knowledge of specific syntactic and semantic phenomena in German, have developed a knowledge in theoretical and applied linguistics, be able to present competently one of the topics of this course.
 
Content
At the beginning of the course we will introduce the basic concepts of syntactic analysis. Then, we will describe central problems of German syntax and semantics and we will try to give syntactic explanations for these phenomena.
The phenomena that will be discussed are: the Passive Construction, empty Subjects and Expletives, the Double Object Construction, the Distribution of Reflexives, Reciprocals, and Pronouns, Wh-questions, Coordination Phenomena, Causative and other Infinitival Constructions, Discontinuous Constituents, Extraposition, Extraction-Islands, the Free Word Order Phenomenon and the Analysis of (In-)Definiteness and Theme/Rheme.
Evaluation methods

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

Presentation of one of the topics of the course and a written exam. Support. 1. Syllabus, 2. scientific articles/chapters in books, 3. a written guideline for " how to present a linguistic work ", 4. the students get aid with the workout of their presentations (content, structuring, ').
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General