Professional Focus : Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society [30.0]

ling2m  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

The master degree specialisation "Linguistics and its Applications for a Multilingual Society" (LAMUSO) focuses on usage-based models and methods in language research and their applications, especially in multilingual contexts. It provides a combination of fundamental courses in various domains of linguistics and more practice-oriented modules related to several fields of activity. One of the main features of the programme is its strong multilingual component. It can be followed entirely in English or in a combination of languages (Dutch, English, French, German), and students have access to advanced descriptive courses of these languages.

The aim of the LAMUSO programme is to satisfy the growing demand from both public and private sectors for professionals combining excellent language skills in two or more languages and solid linguistic theory and methodology. Hence, the programme trains students to become professionals in fields such as language teaching, language curriculum design, language syllabus design, language testing, language policy, language technologies, etc.

Access to high-level training in scientific research is also provided thanks to the strong collaboration between the linguistics programme and several top research centres hosted by the research Institute for Language and Communication.

Students enrolled in the LAMUSO specialization are encouraged to apply for an Erasmus grant to cover a period of study at a university offering an interesting range of linguistics courses.

  • Germany: Erlangen-Nürnberg or Giessen;
  • France: Paris 7, Grenoble-Alpes;
  • Switzerland: Fribourg, Geneva;
  • The Netherlands: Leiden or Nijmegen;
  • Sweden: Lund;
  • Finland: Jyväskylä.

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Mandatory Contenu:
Mandatory Academic writing skills (5 credits)

Students take 5 credits in a language, chosen on the basis of their previous courses : places on the courses in academic writing in a foreign language (German, English, French or Dutch) is reserved for students who had this language as their major subject at Bachelor¿s level or who can prove they have the required level by having passed an official examination (TOEFL, CNAVT, TestDaF, etc.). For non-Francophone students who wish to take LFRAN1405, there is a test of their level at the beginning  

Optionnal Students at level B2+ in English
Mandatory LGERM2720 Interactive Competence in English : English for academic purposes   Fanny Meunier
15h+22.5h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal Students learning French
Mandatory LFRAN1405 French - Upper Intermediate Level (B2) - Le français, langue universitaire   Emmanuelle Rassart (coord.)
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal Francophone students (native)
Mandatory LCLIG2122 Scientific Writing   Anne-Catherine Simon
7.5h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal Students at level C1 in Dutch
Mandatory LGERM2730 Interactive Competence in Dutch : Academic Dutch   Philippe Hiligsmann
15h+22.5h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal Students at level B2+ in German
Mandatory LGERM2710 Interactive Competence in German : Academic German   15h+15h  5 credits 2q x x
Mandatory Work placement (10 credits)
Mandatory LLING9995 Work placement in a research laboratory or a company  

The language used during the internship and in the internship report will depend on where the internship takes place. The choice of language must be approved by the academic coordinator.

240h  10 credits 1 ou 2q x x
Mandatory Linguistic courses (15 credits)

Students may choose their 15 credits from one or more of the six suggested linguistic fields.  

Optionnal Comparative and contrastive linguistics
Optionnal LLMOD2801 Interdisciplinary thematic seminar in linguistics   Sylvie De Cock
, Marie-Aude Lefer
, Costantino Maeder
, Fanny Meunier
, Ferran Suner Munoz
, Kristel Van Goethem (coord.)
30h  10 credits 1q x x
Optionnal English
Optionnal LGERM2725 English Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition   Fanny Meunier
, Magali Paquot
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LGERM2871 Research seminar in English linguistics: Corpora and applied linguistics   15h  10 credits 2q x x
Optionnal French
Optionnal LCLIG2210 Phonology and Prosody   Anne-Catherine Simon
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2155 Seminar : linguistics   Philippe Hambye
15h  10 credits 1q x x
Optionnal Dutch
Optionnal LGERM2835 Dutch linguistics: morphosyntactic, phonetic and lexical aspects of Dutch as a foreign language   Philippe Hiligsmann
15h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LGERM2881 Research Seminar Dutch Linguistics   Elisabeth Degand
15h  10 credits 2q x x
Optionnal German
Optionnal LGERM2711 German Linguistics: Syntax and Morphology of the German Verb   Joachim Sabel
22.5h  5 credits 1q x x
Optionnal LGERM2861 Research Seminar in German Linguistics   Joachim Sabel
15h  10 credits 2q x x
Optionnal Spanish
Optionnal LROM2843 Issues in Spanish Linguistics   Barbara De Cock
30h  5 credits 2q x x
Optionnal LROM2517 Seminar: Spanish Linguistics   15h  10 credits 2q x x