Current and fascinating issues in French linguistics

Course Code :2021FLWTLF
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2019-2020
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)Walter De Mulder
Patrick Dendale
Anne Vanderheyden

3. Course contents *

This course aims to explore and analyze less traditional and innovating subjects within French linguistics. This year the course willt thus look into the following subjects:

- the linguistics of deception: what are the linguistic mechanisms behind alternative facts, fake news and/or post-truth?

- humor and humor linguistics

- neologisms and the linguistics of neology