English Linguistics : Issues, Frameworks ans Pratical App - Université Bordeaux Montaigne

English Linguistics : Issues, Frameworks ans Pratical App

Crédits ECTS : 6.0

Volume horaire CM : 12.0

Volume horaire TD : 12.0

Effectif maximal : 25

Code ELP : MIA1Y27

Composante : UFR Langues et Civilisations

Période de l'année : Automne

Formes d'enseignement : Non accessible à distance


Linguistics is frequently misconceived as "abstract", "dry and technical", "removed from real life situations and classroom settings". Do linguists really inhabit a different world from the rest of academia? Are they self-indulgent theoreticians? The course establishes the accessibility and practical usefulness of linguistics in a variety of fields. Formal instruction is integrated with hands-on activities, theoretical insights are systematically correlated with applied work.

Theoretical frameworks: “enunciative”, functional, cognitive (including metaphor theory and grammaticalization theory).
Grammar and discourse: how grammar structures argumentation, dialogue and narrative in spoken or written discourse (e.g. anaphora, deixis, time reference); grammar and metaphor / metonymy.
Corpus linguistics and corpus-based approach to grammar: developing a data-driven and usage-based approach to linguistics – designing and exploring large collections of machine readable texts. Collecting and analyzing data on a smaller scale for special teaching and / or research purposes (in language, culture and literature).
Grammar and language teaching: assessing the precise role of grammar and grammatical description in the action- and task-based approach favored by the Common European Framework of Reference – looking at new strategies for “teaching grammar” or “reflecting on language use” (imaginative, narrative, digital, computerized).

Informations complémentaires

Please note that the formal instruction and practical training provided in this seminar are particularly suited to prospective CAPES and agrégation students: key linguistic concepts, grammatical categories and methodological procedures will be examined (or revisited). Beginners in English linguistics are accepted on this course. Every effort will be made to make the seminars friendly, interactive and thought-provoking.

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