Dutch linguistics : Construction grammar

lgerm2731  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch linguistics : Construction grammar
5 credits
22.5 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
An introductory knowledge of Dutch linguistics and a good proficiency in Dutch (advanced level, B2+ in terms of the Common European reference framework).
Main themes
After a brief overview of the different contemporary theoretical currents (structuralism, generativism, cognitivism...), we will focus on Construction Grammar. This is a recent theoretical approach, which is well represented in contemporary European linguistics.
The aim of this course is to deepen the understanding of the lexical and grammatical structure of Dutch by reading scientific articles and applying the theory to concrete examples.
Aims

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.
 
Content
This course will provide an overview of the main theoretical currents in Dutch linguistics, with a special attention for Construction Grammar. 
Teaching methods
Mixed approach of formal lectures, reading of scientific articles, corpus study, exercises and oral presentations
Evaluation methods
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%)
Online resources
Course documents and reading portfolio available on the Moodle platform 
Bibliography
Articles scientifiques et diaporamas disponibles sur la plateforme Moodle du cours
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 [60] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

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

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General