Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics

lgerm1328  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to English linguistics : syntax and stylistics
5.00 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
Q2

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2021-2022.

Teacher(s)
Language
English
Prerequisites
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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 covers the following two linguistic fields :
1. Syntax : grammatical categories ; syntactic and semantic functions ; phrases ; simple, complex and compound sentences.
2. Stylistics : analysis of the lexical and syntactic differences between different varieties of English (speech vs writing ; formal vs informal style).
Aims

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

1 Provide a foundation course in English syntax and stylistics and train students in the reading and writing of scientific articles in these two fields.
 
Content
This course provides a solid foundation in English syntax and stylistics.
Teaching methods
Combination of lectures and exercise sessions.
Evaluation methods
Continuous assessment: active participation in class and in the exercise sessions, as well as activities on the Moodle website. 
In June and/or September: written exam.
As we are aiming to train language specialists, particular attention will be paid to language accuracy in the assignments and exams related to the course.
Other information
This course is not taught in 2021-2022. Second-year Bachelor students who are required to take a course in English linguistics will take the LGERM1528 course ("Current issues and trends in English linguistics").
Online resources
Moodle
Bibliography
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Teaching materials
  • Documents PowerPoint sur Moodle
  • Notes de cours de l'étudiant·e
  • Carter, R. & McCarthy, M. (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Minor in English Studies