Introduction to German Linguistics (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002966
Name of lecturer
Andrea Padovan
Coordinator
Andrea Padovan
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN
Language of instruction
German
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

Core phenomena of the German syntax: Verb Second, wh-movement, matrix and embedded clauses

Syllabus

The aim of this course is to provide students with a formal description of well-known topics in German grammar: To arrive at a definition of both main clause (Verb Second phenomena/wh-movement) and subordinate clause phenomena, several aspects of grammar will be taken into account: constituents and categories, phrase structure in the generative framework and the so-called Transformations. The recent Minimalist model will be just touched upon.

References:
- Grewendorf Günther, Aspekte der deutschen Syntax. Eine Rektions-Bindungs-Analyse, Tübingen: Narr, 1988. (selected parts)
- Grewendorf Günther, Minimalistische Syntax, UTB Francke 2002 (selected parts)

Further literature will be uploaded on the E-learning platform

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016