Introduction to Dutch linguistics: syntax and contrastive linguistics

lgerm1533  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Dutch linguistics: syntax and contrastive linguistics
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
Degand Elisabeth;
Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages

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. The course covers two linguistics fields: Dutch syntax and contrastive linguistics Dutch-French.
2. Introduction to the reading (and writing) of scientific articles.
3. Presentation of reference books.

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

1 Provide a foundation course in Dutch syntax and in contrastive linguistics Dutch-French. The students should also be able to analyse reference books with a criticizing mind.

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 course is an introduction to Dutch syntax focussing on different aspects of word order. A portfolio of scientific articles will give an overview of word order phenomena in Dutch, including regional and diamnesic variation.
Teaching methods
Flipped classroom teaching method
Evaluation methods
Oral exam based on the portfolio. During the exam, the oral competence of the student will also be evaluated: 4 points out of 20 could be lost in case of unsatisfactory language (fluency, grammar, vocabulary).
Portfolio d'articles scientifiques disponible sur Moodle et en forme imprimée à la DUC
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 Dutch Studies