A four-week collaboration between UC Louvain and HU Berlin. Since our summer semesters are very different in terms of time, we only had four weeks for the collaboration. We also had to somehow solve the problem that the collaboration took place at the beginning of the semester in Berlin and at the end of the semester in Louvain. Fortunately, we were able to schedule the seminars at the same time. We decided on an en-bloc version, where we both learned together in the course, but where students also worked in parallel in transnational teams. The focus was on the method of corpus-based construction analysis.
Topic: Cross-linguistic analysis
Construction Grammar and Corpus-based constructional analysis
The kit has two core modules: One module offers a basic introduction into Construction Grammar. The second module introduces the method of corpus-based constructional analysis.
The two modules should be combined with an ice breaker module. It is designed for an en-bloc collaboration scenario, but other designs are possible, as well.