2017-2018 / LING0009-1

Questions de typologie des langues et universaux du langage

Duration

30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (60 ECTS)5 crédits 

Lecturer

Julien Perrez, Laurent Rasier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

An introduction to what the world's languages have in common and in what aspects they can differ as well as to the main principles underlying language.
Tools applied to exercises and potentially to be used to a grammatical phenomenon of the student's choice.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Mastering the theoretical notions and the methods of analysis and being able to apply them in order to solve concrete problems.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

None.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Face-to-face. 30 hours; 1st semester; See http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires

Recommended or required readings

The course will be based on the following books:

  • Everett, C. (2013). Linguistic Relativity: Evidence across Languages and Cognitive Domains. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
  • Velupillai, V. (2012). An Introduction to Linguistic Typology. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
Some scientific articles (most of the time in English) might also be discussed to further illustrate some specific subjects.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam measuring the understanding of key theoretical concepts as well as the students' ability to apply these to concrete cases. A final may also be asked at the end of the course.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

Concrete examples will be used as a basis of reflexion to introduce theoretical concepts.

Contacts

Professors: Laurent Rasier & Julien Perrez
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Laurent Rasier
Département de langues et littératures modernes
Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège
tél.: +32 4 3665403
Laurent.Rasier@ulg.ac.be
Office hours
On Thursday or on appointment.
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Julien Perrez
Département de langues et littératures modernes
Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège
tél.: +32 4 3665837
Julien.Perrez@ulg.ac.be 
Office hours
Q1: Tuesday's from 13:00 to 16:30, Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30. 
Q2: Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30, Thursday's from 13:00 to 16:30.

Items online

Chapter 5: Morphological typology
Documents realting to the notion of morphological typology

Chapter 6_Lexical typology
Documents relating to the notion of lexical typology

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