In the linguistic part of the course, a series of topics will be treated that are closely related to topics discussed in the language proficiency component that cause difficulties in writing texts, such as theme-rheme structure, differences in meaning and use of déterminants indéfinis (certains, plusieurs, quelques, chaque / tout), of concession markers (cependant, néanmoins, pourtant, bien que, encore que), reformulation markers (c’est-à-dire, à savoir, notamment), causal markers (puisque, car, parce que, étant donné, comme), and all other kinds of synonyms (pour, afin de, and tant que, comme). For item or pair of items will be examined how the problem is addressed in a number of dictionaries or grammars, will a corpus be compiled and studied and will relevant references in the linguistic literature be searched for. The teacher and students will report on this.
Recapitulation (in the form of a series of tests) of the morphology and the use of certain words and certain parts of speech, studied in the two previous years.
Study of the characteristics of a scientific (linguistic) text and of its different parts. Applying them in writing small linguistic articles.
Study and practice of some basic competences as : argumentation, structuring of a text, summarizing, correcting, citing, paraphrasing, exemplifying, punctuating.
Study of the characteristics of a good oral presentation of a scientific (linguistic) research topic. Applying them in two short oral presentations of linguistic research.
Overview and treatment of "resistant" language errors in morphology, syntax, lexicon and orthography and punctuation, in group exercises during the course and individual practice sessions on computer at home
Testing and correction exercises in pronunciation and intonation.