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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 27/11/2014
LING0009-1  Typology of languages and language universals

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Anthropology, in-depth approach, 1st year6
Master in Anthropology, Teaching Focus, 1st year6
Master in Anthropology, specialized approach in applied anthropology, 1st year6
Master en anthropologie, à finalité spécialisée en anthropologie des dynamiques sociales et du développement, 1st year6
Bachelier en philosophie4
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, 3rd year5
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures, German, Dutch and English, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, General, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History, 2nd year5
Bachelor in modern languages and literatures, general orientation, 2nd year5
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, Musicology, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 2nd year3
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies, 3rd year5
Bachelor in philosophy, 2nd year5
Bachelor in philosophy, 3rd year4
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, 2nd year5
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, 3rd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Linguistics4
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Modern Languages and Literatures, germanic orientation4
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Classics, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics, Teaching Focus, 1st year5
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Classics3
Master in Linguistics, Research focus, 1st year5
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Oriental Studies, Teaching Focus, 1st year5
Master in Ancient Languages and Literatures, Oriental Languages5
Master en langues et littératures anciennes, orientation classique, à finalité spécialisée en papyrologie, 1st year5
Lecturer :  Julien Perrez, Laurent Rasier
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
Course 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 course :  
Mastering the theoretical notions and the methods of analysis and being able to apply them in order to solve concrete problems.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
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
bureau: A2/3
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
bureau: A2/5/17
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.

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