2023-2024 / LGER0084-1

English linguistics 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Lieselotte Brems

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course will be an introduction to English linguistics and will focus on the grammar of the noun phrase, the verb phrase and clause grammar.
Students will be acquainted with the English noun phrase and the various structural slots it possesses, which range from categorization and modification to determination functions.
With regard to the verb phrase the main grammatical categories are valency, tense, aspect, voice and modality.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The acquisition of basic notions in English linguistics; insight in the grammatical and lexical specificities of the language.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of English; Langue anglaise I.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The sessions are organized as collective sessions.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Two hours a week during the first semester.

Recommended or required readings

Course notes and powerpoint presentations will be made available 

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Additional information:

Written exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Lieselotte Brems
Department of Modern Languages: Linguistics, Literature & Translation
Place Cockerill, 3-5 B-4000 Liège Email: lbrems@uliege.be

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