At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of this activity, students will be able to
- define what a text is and the contribution made by the linguistics of the text to its interpretation ;
- clarify the distinction between written and spoken language and explain the impact of the method of production on the formal aspects of a text ;
- identify within a text the relevant elements for its structure and interpretation;
- analyse a short text or an extract by highlighting the cohesion and coherence devices ;
- read, understand and compare different academic articles on the same issue (transversal competence)
For any text, we will be able to answer the following questions:
- Which dimensions of the production situation influence formal characteristics of a text? A reflection on the difference between the language of distance (written style) and the language of proximity (oral style) and on the formal marks of this difference (syntax, lexicon, pragmatics, etc.).
- How to segment a text? The role of syntax, material (e.g. punctuation, rhymes, oral pauses) and discursive dimensions in identifying relevant units for interpreting a text (sentences, verses, paragraphs, sequences, periods, etc.).
- How are cohesion and continuity ensured in a text? The role of anaphoric marks and co-reference chains.
- How can a text be interpreted coherently, as a whole? The role of discourse markers and information structure.
- How are texts classified or categorized? The notions of register, type and genre of texts.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures (including exercises), homework assignments (individually and in groups), reading of scientific articles. Lectures can be given in person, at a distance or in co-modality.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.In the June session, the final grade is based on continuous assessment (20%), group work (60%) and individual work (20%). In the September session, the final grade is based on individual work only.
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