Linguistics: Analysis of Language in Context

lrom1331  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Linguistics: Analysis of Language in Context
5.00 credits
45.0 h
Avanzi Mathieu (compensates Simon Anne-Catherine); Dister Anne (compensates Fairon Cédrick); Fairon Cédrick; Simon Anne-Catherine;

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.
The following content areas will be covered :
'    Theoretical concepts (context, discourse, terminology, neology, collocations, structure of a discourse, interaction, freezing, situational sentences, ambiguity, domain, register, gender, verbal interactions, fixed expressions, situational sentences, ambiguity, etc.).
'    Methods (lexicometry, textometry, representation of the structure of discourse, relations between elements of discourse, sequential analysis of verbal interaction, critical analysis of discourse, etc.) including the use of computer software for linguistic analysis.
'    Reflection on methods (notion of the text as a 'bag of words' or as a sequence of words, contribution of annotation to the analysis of texts, implications of the researcher's subjectivity, etc.).
Teaching methods
Formal lectures, classroom activities and personal works.
Evaluation methods
Written examination in the January and the September exam session. 
Other information
The training in French linguistics has been thought out in a progressive manner over the three annual blocks of the bachelor's degree. The first annual block aims at mastering the standardized language while maintaining a critical distance from the norm (LROM1111 Linguistique : maitrise et analyse du français normé). The second annual block is devoted to the study of the French language in its social or geographical variation (LROM1221 Linguistique : la variation en français contemporain) and historical (LROM1222 Linguistique : approche historique du français dans la Romania). The third annual block trains in the analysis of the French language as used in context, and in particular in the identification of the genres (and registers) of texts and speeches (Linguistique : analyse du français en contexte).
Teaching materials
  • diaporamas et syllabus disponibles sur Moodle
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 Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Minor in French Studies

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General