Dutch linguistics: syntax

lgerm1533  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch linguistics: syntax
5.00 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages

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
1. The course covers two linguistics fields: Dutch syntax and contrastive linguistics Dutch-French.
2. Introduction to the reading (and writing) of scientific articles.
3. Presentation of reference books.
Learning outcomes

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

1 Provide a foundation course in Dutch syntax and in contrastive linguistics Dutch-French. The students should also be able to analyse reference books with a criticizing mind.
The course is an introduction to Dutch syntax focussing on different aspects of word order. A portfolio of scientific articles will give an overview of word order phenomena in Dutch, including regional and diamnesic variation. The theoretical notions will be put into practice through an empirical study (replication of one of the port folio studies).
Teaching methods
Flipped classroom teaching method, group work for the empirical study.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam based on the portfolio (60%) and research report of the empirical study (40%). The empirical study being a group work, monitoring will be put in place in order to ensure active participation of all students. Individual grading will take the monitoring report into account. During the exam, the oral competence of the student will also be evaluated: 2 points could be lost in case of unsatisfactory language (fluency, grammar, vocabulary).
Portfolio d'articles scientifiques disponible sur Moodle et en forme imprimée à la DUC
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Linguistics

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

Minor in Dutch Studies