French linguistics LM - 2E PARTIE (2017/2018)

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Name of lecturer
Paolo Frassi
Paolo Frassi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Second half of Semester 2 dal Apr 23, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course will introduce de notion of "lexical function" as a codification of the most recurrent paradigmatic an syntagmatic links between lexical units. This notion will be applied to exemples of the French language.


1. Types of paradigmatic lexical functions and their codification;
2. Types of syntagmatic lexical functions and their codification.

Didactic methods

Attending students
Lectures on the main theoretical notions and exercices concerning different types of lexical notions.
The course materials and any further details will be published after each lecture on the dedicated e-learning platform, which will include calendarization of the lessons and detailed program, available from the first lesson.
During the academic year the teacher will be available during office hours (see web page).

Non-attending students
Non-attending students will find, on the dedicated e-learning platform, materials and insights on the subjects of the course, as well as the detailed program, available from the first lesson. The teacher will provide support during office hours (see web page).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Mel'cuk I., Clas A., Polguère A. Introduction à la lexicologie explicative et combinatoire Duculot 1995

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, entirely in French, aims at ensuring the acquisition of theoretical notions and the ability to apply them in practical cases.
The oral interview will test:
- the breadth and completeness of the contents;
- the ability to exemplify;
- clarity.

The oral examination concerns the entire program. The evaluation is expressed in /30.

Attending students can pass intermediate writtent tests. These tests will concern subjects of the course and will consist of open questions and exercises concerning lexical functions. Each test will be evaluated in /30. The exam will be completed during the oral examination. The final note will be given by the average between the oral examination and the marks of the intermediate tests.

ERASMUS students are asked to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course for explainations.

The program, the bibliography and the final exam are the same for all students, including non-attendants.