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 course is devided in two main parts: - lectures introducing historical linguistics methods, as well as historical morpheme analysis; - practical lessons ("proseminars"), the subject of which changes every year (selection of texts of the 16th or the 17th century).
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
At the end of the course, the student will be able:
- to use correctly the main notions of historical linguistics, especially of the historical morphology; - to reconstitute the development of morphological evolutions and to analyse grammatical forms belonging to different states of the language; - to read and analyse the texts seen during the "proseminar" and set their issue.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
- Main notions of historical phonetic (useful for historical morphology); - History of French language.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The "Proseminar" (see above):
Students read and analyse texts of the syllabus (by groups), and have to hand over a first written preparation of their work (whose correction will be given back before Christmas break), that they will better before its presentation to their classmates. They will give a final written version of their work and a short report bound for the students.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Theoretical part during the first semester. "Proseminar" during the second semester. See : http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires
Recommended or required readings
Anthology of texts, questions about those texts, bibliography of historical linguistics with bibliographical indications related to the texts.
Assessment methods and criteria
Evaluation of the work of the year and written and oral exam (written for the notions of morphology; oral for the "proseminar"). An evaluation over the theorical part of the course is organized in January.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 50% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.
Marie-Guy BOUTIER, professor.
Matthieu Balthazard, assistants.