Study Programmes 2017-2018
Séminaire de recherche en linguistique générale française et romane II
Duration :
30h SEM, 15h Th
Number of credits :
Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)10
Lecturer :
Marie-Guy Boutier, Nicolas Mazziotta, Pierre Swiggers
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
All year long
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The research seminars (I et II), which subjects change every year, prepare the students to work in the field of linguistics by focusing on selected themes.
Current subject: "Discourse linguistics"
  • Theoretical foundations (P. Swiggers)
  • Assisted reading of reference manuals (M.-G. Boutier)
  • Specific studies: the syntax of interjections (N. Mazziotta)
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
To induce the student to critical reflexion about the actual scientific productions, and to produce a personal scientific contribution.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Proficiency in French.
Excellent understanding of the basic notions in general linguistics.
All previous and parallel linguistic classes and the readings will be valuable.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Readings, debates, presentations and written reports with the help of the teachers. 
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Discovering of the subject of the year in the first half of the year. Presentations by students, guests and professors during the second half of the year.
Recommended or required readings :
Introductions to the subject:

  • Cervoni, J. 1992[1987]. L'énonciation. Paris: PUF.
  • Kerbrat-Orecchioni, C. 2009[1980]. L'énonciation: de la subjectivité dans le langage. Paris: A. Colin.
  • Maingueneau, D. 2007[1991]. L'énonciation en linguistique française. Paris: Hachette.
Additional readings will be provided during the teaching period.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Work during the year. Written report and oral examination about the former.
The theme is the same at level I and II. However, at level II, the amount of work is expected to be higher than it is at level I (cf. ECTS).
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Introduction meeting (presentation of linguistic courses in the LLFR MA): on Tuesday 26th Sept. 2017, 10:30AM (at the end of the first lesson of Lexicology and lexicography, by M.-G. Boutier).
Planning of the first two sessions:

  • 9th Oct. 2017: theoretical aspects and fundational readings (P. Swiggers)
  • 23rd Oct. 2017: debate on the first readings (P. Swiggers)
The next sessions will be planned according to the students' schedules.
Contacts :
  • Marie-Guy Boutier, professeur
  • Nicolas Mazziotta, chargé de cours
  • Pierre Swiggers, chargé de cours