Linguistics: Analysis of Language in Context

lrom1331  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Linguistics: Analysis of Language in Context
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
45.0 h
Avanzi Mathieu (compensates Simon Anne-Catherine); Dister Anne (compensates Fairon Cédrick); Fairon Cédrick; Simon Anne-Catherine;

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.
The following content areas will be covered :
'    Theoretical concepts (context, discourse, terminology, neology, collocations, structure of a discourse, interaction, freezing, situational sentences, ambiguity, domain, register, gender, verbal interactions, fixed expressions, situational sentences, ambiguity, etc.).
'    Methods (lexicometry, textometry, representation of the structure of discourse, relations between elements of discourse, sequential analysis of verbal interaction, critical analysis of discourse, etc.) including the use of computer software for linguistic analysis.
'    Reflection on methods (notion of the text as a 'bag of words' or as a sequence of words, contribution of annotation to the analysis of texts, implications of the researcher's subjectivity, etc.).
Teaching methods

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

Formal lectures, classroom activities and personal works.
Evaluation methods

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

Written examination in the January and the September exam session. 
Other information
The training in French linguistics has been thought out in a progressive manner over the three annual blocks of the bachelor's degree. The first annual block aims at mastering the standardized language while maintaining a critical distance from the norm (LROM1111 Linguistique : maitrise et analyse du français normé). The second annual block is devoted to the study of the French language in its social or geographical variation (LROM1221 Linguistique : la variation en français contemporain) and historical (LROM1222 Linguistique : approche historique du français dans la Romania). The third annual block trains in the analysis of the French language as used in context, and in particular in the identification of the genres (and registers) of texts and speeches (Linguistique : analyse du français en contexte).
Online resources
Teaching materials
  • diaporamas et syllabus disponibles sur Moodle
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
The course can be attened online via Teams, the video of the session is available in the Teams group and on Moodle. Given the length of each session (3 hours) and the loss of interactivity, the course must be completed by a few readings (all papers are scanned and available in pdf on Moodle). Students are also expected to complete some exercises and activities to do at home (correction or suggested correction to be downloaded on Moodle the following week).
Evaluation methods
If the situation does not allow for an exam under standard conditions, the assessment will be done online via Moodle quiz. The evaluation will include around fifty multiple choice questions. There are no negative points expected, and each question has the same number of points. To the correction, the following weighting is applied: the expected answer is exact (all the correct items checked): 1 point otherwise 0.

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in French Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General