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