2023-2024 / LGER0087-1

English Linguistics 2


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 


Dana Louagie, An Van Linden

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course is concerned with the upper parts of the grammatical rank scale (of English grammar), focussing on the ranks of (i) the clause, more specifically event schemas, (ii) the sentence, analysing complex sentences such as patterns of clefting, clause-combining and complementation, and (iii) discourse, discussing some topics from text linguistics like reference and conversation structure.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

While the course of English Linguistics 1 discusses semantic categories associated with the noun phrase and verb phrase, English Linguistics 2 will enhance the students' insight into the linguistic units that are higher on the grammatical rank scale, i.e. the clause and the sentence. In addition, it familiarizes students with topics beyond the sentence level, which will make them more conscious of how they can organize their texts (i.e. it will indirectly benefit their writing skills). Students will learn how to analyse authentic language data in terms of the topics discussed in class.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of English; English Language 1 & 2; English linguistics 1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

(i) collective sessions;
(ii) optional take-home assignments (to practise the theory seen in class); model solutions will be provided

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

A syllabus will be available at the beginning of the second semester.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Additional information:

A take-home assignment, which accounts for 30% of the overall course grade, and an open-book written exam, which accounts for 70% of the overall course grade.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teacher in charge of the course :
An VAN LINDEN Département de Langues et littératures modernes Place Cockerill, 3-5 B-4000 Liège Tel. 04 366 53 60 E-mail: an.vanlinden@uliege.be

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