Grammaticalisation processes

Course Code :2010FLWTLF
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:French
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Anne Vanderheyden

3. Course contents *

The course starts by an introduction into theories of language change and grammaticalisation, illustrated by concrete examples of the evolutions of French expressions or word classes such as the definite article, the demonstrative determiner, markers of tense, aspect and modality or prepositions. During the course, the participants will be invited (i) to read, present and discuss scientific articles on language change and grammaticalisation and (ii) to analyze and describe linguistic data, mostly on the basis of Old- or Middle French texts or corpuses.