In the second part a critical survey will be presented of the different approaches in Dutch linguistics: traditional grammar, structuralist schools, generative approach, functionalism and cognitive linguistics.
The aim of this course is to deepen the insight in the lexical and grammatical structure of Dutch by applying different theories to practical examples and by reading scientific articles.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course the student should:
- be familiar with the terminology and the main currents in modern Dutch linguistics.
- be able to understand scientific articles in Dutch on different aspects of Dutch linguistics.
- be able to apply semantic, grammatical and phonic analyses to concrete examples of modern Dutch.
- have developed a critical attitude in the linguistic analysis of Dutch.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Mixed approach of formal lectures, reading of scientific articles, corpus study, exercises and oral presentations
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation consists of several parts:
- continuous evaluation (preparation of scientific reading, oral presentations) (20%)
- written assignment (corpus analysis of a Dutch construction) (50%)
- oral examination (presentation of the corpus study) (30%)