Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
LING0009-1  
Typology of languages and language universals
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in anthropology (120 ECTS)6
Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5
Bachelor in information and communication5
Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5
Bachelor in history5
Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5
Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies3
Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies5
Bachelor in philosophy4
Bachelor in philosophy5
Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5
Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (120 ECTS)5
Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)4
Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)5
Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)4
Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)5
Master in ancient languages and literatures : classics (60 ECTS)3
Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (60 ECTS)4
Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (60 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Julien Perrez, Laurent Rasier
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
An introduction to what the world's languages have in common and in what aspects they can differ as well as to the main principles underlying language.
Tools applied to exercises and potentially to be used to a grammatical phenomenon of the student's choice.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Mastering the theoretical notions and the methods of analysis and being able to apply them in order to solve concrete problems.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
None.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Face-to-face. 30 hours; 2nd semester; See http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires
Recommended or required readings :
The course will be based on the following books:
  • Everett, C. (2013). Linguistic Relativity: Evidence across Languages and Cognitive Domains. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
  • Velupillai, V. (2012). An Introduction to Linguistic Typology. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter.
Some scientific articles (most of the time in English) might also be discussed to further illustrate some specific subjects.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written exam measuring the understanding of key theoretical concepts as well as the students' ability to apply these to concrete cases. 
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Concrete examples will be used as a basis of reflexion to introduce theoretical concepts.
Contacts :
Professors: Laurent Rasier & Julien Perrez
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Laurent Rasier
Département de langues et littératures modernes
Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège
tél.: +32 4 3665403
Laurent.Rasier@ulg.ac.be
Office hours
On appointment, from Monday to Thursday
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Julien Perrez
Département de langues et littératures modernes
Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège
tél.: +32 4 3665837
Julien.Perrez@ulg.ac.be 
Office hours
Q1: Tuesday's from 13:00 to 16:30, Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30. 
Q2: Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30, Thursday's from 13:00 to 16:30.
Items online :
Chapter 5: Morphological typology
Documents realting to the notion of morphological typology
Chapter 6_Lexical typology
Documents relating to the notion of lexical typology
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