Writing in a foreign language: linguistic and cognitive aspects

lgerm2737  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Writing in a foreign language: linguistic and cognitive 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
15.0 h
Q1

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

Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Main themes
Theoretical overview of the field of first and foreign language writing with a focus on the cognitive processes involved. Introduction to the psycho-experimental methods in writing.
Aims

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

At the end of the class, the student
  • will have an overview of the discourse studies concerning writing production in first and foreign language;
  • will be able to formulate specific research questions and to operationalise them;
  • will be able to establish a link between the studies in written discourse production and matters of writing instruction in the foreign language class;
  • will have a practical experience in the elaboration of a psycho-experimental research design and/or corpus analysis.
 
Content
The seminar will investigate the impact of cognitive load on discourse production.
Teaching methods

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

Research seminar, with group discussions of theory and experimental methods.
Evaluation methods

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

Essay on a topic connected with the course. Presentation of the results during a « class workshop » (20%), essay in article form (50%). Group exams (2 students) will be encouraged.
20% of the final grade goes to language proficiency of the oral and written productions (grammatical and lexical code)
10% goes to class work (reading notes, class preparations)
Other information
A course in linguistic statistics is recommended (LCLIG2240 or LFIAL2260).
Bibliography
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

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

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English