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Second and Third year BA exams in English Linguistics

Second and Third Year BA Exams in English Linguistics

 

BA Seminar Requirements in English Linguistics

 

2nd year:

  • One essay: 10-12 pages in groups of three; every student indicates which 3-4 pages s/he is responsible for.
  • Oral presentations: optional (i.e. individual teachers decide)
  • The 5 credits (which include IDL and the synchronic seminar) must be registered by Friday of week 14 in the summer semester.

3rd year (séminaire, cours, cours séminaire)

  • One essay (if students want to do a linguistics exam at the end of their 3rd year), 12-15 pages.
  • Oral presentations: optional (i.e. individual teachers decide)
  • 5 credits

BA Exam Requirements in English Linguistics at the end of the 2nd Year

 

  • Students are expected to have attended both parts of IELL, IDL, and a synchronic seminar.
  • The exam is based on a reading list that comprises the textbooks and additional course materials (handouts, notes, etc.) from IDL and the synchronic seminar students have taken. As a rule of thumb, this amounts roughly to 1 book and 12 articles for the seminar plus the textbook, articles and handouts for IDL.
  • In the 2-hour written exam, students will be given a selection of four questions (main emphasis on the synchronic seminar but, where appropriate, knowledge of how certain linguistic structures have arisen must be demonstrated) out of which two have to be answered
  • In case of 1st failure, students can redo the exam (preferably, in the following session). In case of a 2nd failure, students keep the grade into the 3rd year where it goes into the average, unless the 2nd failure is a 3 or lower, which means final failure.
  • marking: a grade (quarter possible)

BA Exam Requirements in English Linguistics at the End of the 3rd Year

  • Students can choose to take either a written or an oral exam. The requirements are the same for the written and oral exams in English linguistics.
  • Students who want to take an exam in English linguistics are expected to attend at least 1 cours/cours-séminaire/séminaire in English linguistics in their 3rd year. If they want to take two exams (which is possible if no exam in English linguistics was taken in the 2nd year), they must have attended two cours/cours-séminaire/séminaire in English linguistics in their 3rd year.
  • In addition, students taking an exam in English linguistics must have written at least one satisfactory essay in English linguistics before they sit the exam(s).

Dossier linguistique

  • For each English linguistics exam that they present at the end of the 3rd year, students must offer a "dossier linguistique" (i.e. dossier associé) which covers at least twice as much as what is read in a 3rd year séminaire/cours/cours-séminaire. As a rule of thumb, this amounts to a minimum of ca. 3 books and 15 research articles (or 2 books and 25 research articles, etc.)
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