Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics

lgerm1513  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to German linguistics: syntax, semantics and pragmatics
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
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 :

1 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.
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