15h Th, 15h Pr
Number of credits
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
All year long, with partial in January
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.
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
Grammatical analysis capabilities are strongly advised.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Theoretical lessons with exercises and oral presentations (by students).
Students will investigate the sample data before they are taught the theoretical notions that show how linguistics handles the observed phenomena.
During an active session, small groups of students will be in charge of debates/exercises on the analysis of specific materials. After the active session, the teacher will gather the results of the procedure, correct mistakes and complete the explanations.
Therefore, the stress is on debating, on reflexivity and analytic procedures. Students are required to be able to account for the process that lead them to teir personal analyses, rather than to provide a mere solution.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Recommended or required readings
Exercises will be downloadable.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination (80%). The quality of the participation will also be evaluated (20%).
Please note that you are required to be present on the day you are in charge. Any unjustified absence or delay will result in failing the practical part (20%).
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 40% 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).
First meeting: Tu. 4th Oct. 2017, 9AM-10AM, room R100
The organisation will be described during the first meeting. See also documents on eCampus.
Nicolas MAZZIOTTA 04/366.53.82 firstname.lastname@example.org