Seminar : linguistics

lrom2155  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar : linguistics
5 credits
15.0 h
Main themes
The theme of the seminar depends on its articulation with other courses and concerns aspects of (spoken or written) French phonectis/phonology, morphology, lexicon, syntax, discourse/pragmatics.

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

1 The seminar is centred on a yearly defined theme, related to the functioning of the French language (spoken or written). It gives the students the opportunity to make up a state of the art about the selected theme and to lead a personal research based on the analysis of authentic data, gathered by the students or during former research.
The seminar's aim is to present a particular approach of discourse analysis, in a pragmatic perspective focusing on the study of speakers' interactional aims and discurse strategies, with a particular interest for political discourse. This approach will be less centered on formal aspects than on the qualitative analysis of the relations between discourses and their context.
Moreover, the seminar's lectures will address epistemological and methodological questions that are relevant for humanities and social sciences in general and for linguistics in particular (e.a. what do objectivity, neutrality validity mean ? what are the specificities and (dis)advantages of qualitative and quantitative approaches in linguistic research ?).
Teaching methods
The seminar sessions will be made of, firstly, teacher's lectures and, secondly, of students' presentations about, on the one hand, their own analysis of a corpus given by the teacher, and on the other and, the personnal research they will have to carry out in the course of the seminar.
Evaluation methods
The assessment is based on students' personal research, which will be presented in a written paper. Furthermore, students will have to prepare two brief oral presentations et submit, on a given date, a preliminary version of their state of the art and research question and design.
Students of the MA in Linguistics are also asked to present their research during an oral exam where they may be asked to answer questions about the seminar's lectures.
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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language