Introduction to German linguistics : phonology and morphology

lgerm1313  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to German linguistics : phonology and morphology
5 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
Sabel Joachim; Scheirs Veronique (compensates 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 German phonology and morphology;
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 Phonetics/Phonology and German Morphology. 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 studies will be accompanied by exercises in linguistic argumentation. The students begin to read literature on linguistics (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax); and they begin to develop linguistic analyses and to evaluate linguistic argumentation with respect to phonetics/phonology, and morphology. Phonetics/Phonology: German consonants and German vowels, International phonetic alphabet for German (Transcriptions), phonemes, phonological rules of German, basic concepts of linear and non-linear phonology, rule ordering, syllables. Morphology: Categories of words, morphemes, morphological processes (derivation, inflection, composition), lexical semantics. Teaching: Lecture, Exercises in Class Evaluation : * (Written) test in German. A syllabus for this course (written in German) is available
Teaching methods
A syllabus for this course (written in German) is available.
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
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