Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics

lgerm1513  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics
5 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
Sabel Joachim;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
1. Study of syntax and pragmatics/semantics with special reference to German
2. Reading of scientific work within this field
3. Critical discussion of the relevant concepts

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Acquisition of the foundations of German linguistics with respect to German Syntax and Pragmatics. The most fundamental empirical generalizations from the two linguistic fields will be discussed and the theoretical instruments for explaining them within modern linguistic theory.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The structure des constituants, case, valencey/subcategorzation, agreement, the positions of the verb in German), the concept of phrase structre(s), the distribution of reflexives and pronouns. The foundations of speech acts and semantic theory.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Evaluation : * Partial (written) test in German, optional. The test will be written at the end of the first quadrimester. * General (written) test in German, obligatory. The test will be written in June and September.
Other information
A syllabus for this course (written in German) is available.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in German Studies