German linguistics: cognitive theories of second language acquisition

lgerm2813  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

German linguistics: cognitive theories of second language acquisition
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 being organized in 2020-2021
Teacher(s)
Language
Deutsch
Prerequisites
Introduction to linguistics.
Main themes
The study of different theoretical concepts with respect to second language acquisition exemplified with German as a second language.
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 knowledge of the principles and foundations of explanatory, cognitive linguistics.
- have acquired central concepts of applied and theoretical linguistics.
- have developed the ability to transfer theoretical linguistic knowledge of second language acquisition into the domain of language teaching.
- have developed his ability in linguistic argumentation.
- be able to present competently one of the topics of this course.
 
Content
  • Study of problems concering German grammar (syntax and morphology): Acquisition of word order in German.
  • Study of problems concerning linguistic theory. The topics are: the idea of principles and parameters in grammatical theory; the nature of specific parameter settings in a language, parameterisation in synchrony and diachrony; parameters and (universal) principles in acquisition of first (native) and second language acquisition; differences between acquisition of German as native and as a second language; acquisition of verb positions in French and German (in first and second language acquisition); the critical period hypothesis; differences between grammatical principles (UG) and the language acquisition device (LAD); acquisition of foreign languages with respect to parameter setting, acquisition in terms of rules or by analogy.
Teaching methods

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

The course requires the student's active participation in discussions, in reading scientific texts. Furthermore, every student has to give a short presentation on "cognitive theories of second language acquisition" at the end of the course.
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.
Other information
Support. 1. scientific articles/chapters in books, 2. a written guideline " how to present a linguistic work ", 3. the students get aid with the workout of their presentations (content, structuring, ').
Bibliography
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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