German I [CInt M-Z] (2010/2011)

Course code
4S00842
Name of lecturer
Andrea Padovan
Coordinator
Andrea Padovan
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 15, 2011.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this introductory course is to provide students with the basic tools for analyzing the structure of the German sentence

Syllabus

The introduction will be devoted to the idea of Grammar as a formal system as well as to the importance of cross-linguistic variation.
Then the hallmarks of the German sentence will be described with particular reference to notions such as “constituent”, “phrase”, “syntactic function”, “Verb Second”, “OV word order”. The different sentence types will be analyzed within the so-called Felderanalyse, a firmly established analytical/didactic framework.

References
– Alessandra Tomaselli, Introduzione alla sintassi del tedesco, Bari, Graphis, 2004
– Angelika Wöllstein-Leisten, Axel Heilmann, Peter Stepan, Sten Vikner, Deutsche Satzstruktur. Grundlagen der syntaktische Analyse, Tübingen, Narr, 1997

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will consist in an oral test. The students who attend classes will take a written final exam at the end of the course.

Required Linguistic Competence

Level 2 (ALTE) or B1

Teaching aids

Documents