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English Linguistics

  • ECTS

    6 crédits

  • Code Apogée


  • Composante(s)

    UFR Langues et Civilisations

  • Période de l'année

    Semestre 3


Linguistics is frequently misconstrued as "abstract", "dry and technical", "removed from real life situations". Do linguists really inhabit a different world from the rest of academia? Are they self-indulgent theoreticians? 

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The course establishes the accessibility and practical usefulness of linguistics in a variety of fields : literature and translation, language education, conversation analysis, social science.  

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Contrôle des connaissances

Attendance & engagement (30 %) + learning diary with guided entries and follow-up activities (70 %).

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The instruction and training offered in this weekly seminar are particularly suited to prospective language teachers or anyone interested in making sense of language structure and language functioning in spoken or written discourse. 

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Compétences visées

General principles of language acquisition ; social uses of language (speaking, writing, communicative interaction) ; major theoretical frameworks (French enunciative; functional; cognitive (including metaphor theory and grammaticalization theory);   grammar and  discourse (e.g. negation, interrogation, anaphora, deixis, time rcference); grammar and metaphor / metonymy) ; corpus linguistics and corpus-based approach to grammar; applying linguistics to language teaching (in a fun and creative sort of way). 

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Informations complémentaires

Key concepts and categories, together with basic methodological procedures, are systematically defined and illustrated. Special attention is given to making the (multimodal) seminars lively, flexible and suited to all, including visiting students (ERASMUS +, U-California) or students with little or no formal background in linguistics.

Ouvert aux étudiant·es en mobilité sous réserve du nombre de places disponibles.

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All the research papers, book excerpts, filmed lectures and interviews, etc. needed for this course will be made available to students through e-campus.

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