Dutch linguistics: syntax

lgerm1533  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch linguistics: syntax
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h + 5.0 h
Degand Elisabeth;

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 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. The theoretical notions will be put into practice through an empirical study (replication of one of the port folio studies).
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Flipped classroom teaching method
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam based on the portfolio (50%) and research report of the empirical study (50%). During the exam, the oral competence of the student will also be evaluated: 2 points 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
Force majeure
Teaching methods
As long as the sanitary crisis prevents to have group works in class, the course will be taught via teams, making use of specific channels for the group work.
Evaluation methods
If possible, the presentation of the results of the group work will take place in class, otherwise via teams. The same goes for the oral exam.

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

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

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in Dutch Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General