2023-2024 / LROM0044-1

French synchronic linguistics


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Nicolas Mazziotta

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The theoretical part of this course will focus upon:

  • the definition of synchronic linguistics;
  • the parameters of the fields of phonology, morphosyntactic;
  • the inventorising and classification of basic operational relationships at each surveyed level;
  • the characterisation of classes of elements.
The practical part of the course will familiarise students with the concepts covered in the theory course and will assign exercises. Data from other languages will also be used as illustrative materials.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the basic concepts of phonology and morphosyntax covered in the class. Students will also be able to identify phenomena that remain problematic wrt this analysis framework.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

It is required that the students have good skills in grammatical analysis of French. C1 proficiency in French is required.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical lessons with exercises.

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

Face-to-face teaching

Recommended or required readings

Downloadable handbook.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

- Remote

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written examination (100%).
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 25% of the June final grade if > or = 10/20 (the mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

First meeting: We. 20th Sept., 9AM-10AM, room R100


Nicolas MAZZIOTTA 04/366.53.82 nicolas.mazziotta@ulg.ac.be

Association of one or more MOOCs