2017-2018 / LROM0067-1

Introduction to research in linguistics and end-of-cycle project


30h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Marie-Guy Boutier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This seminar allows students to get more familiar with research in linguistics. Recently issued papers, as well as must-read books sections are chosen each year for their methodological value. Every students read the entire selection. Each text is then studied by a small group students who introduce it to the others with a presentation.
Then, each student writes an individual extension of the collective work. Mandatory reading: R. Martin, Comprendre la linguistique, Paris, PUF, 2002 (2005).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end, student will have shown that he understood all the texts of the seminar and that he is able to analyse scientific contributions.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Anterior linguistics class.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See above

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

Directed research work in group.

Recommended or required readings

Mandatory readings : 
- R. Martin, Comprendre la linguistique, Paris, PUF, 2002 (2005).
- the collection of articles, which will be pointed out during the first class.

Assessment methods and criteria

Work of the year, seminar; Oral examination on the anthology and on the obligatory reading.

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

The course will take place on the 2nd Term.
Resumption : Tuesday 7 February 2017, at 2PM, classroom A2/5/11.


  • Professor

  • Student-instructor, will be later appointed