2017-2018 / LROM0131-1

Lexicology and Lexicography


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a second language (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Marie-Guy Boutier

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

This course contains two parts :
(1) the first is dedicated to the fondations of lexicology (part of the linguistics which study the "words");
(2) the second is dedicated to the bases of lexicography (practical activity which describe "words" in dictionnaries).

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end, the student will show that he uses with precision the basis notions of lexicology and that he can define them. He will also show that he can understand and analyse the structure of a dictionnary.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Anterior linguistics classes provide useful notions for this master course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

There is no practical work, but reading will be suggested, as well as issues aiming for an active reflection.

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

See : http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires

Recommended or required readings

Plan of the two parts of the course.
Recommended readings during the year and commented in a participative way.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination in january. Time to prepare the answers.
At the request of the students, the classical interrogation can be replaced / completed by a personal work (on one of the readings proposed).

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks



Marie-Guy BOUTIER, professor