German linguistics (2013/2014)

Course code
4S00964
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
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2013 al Jan 11, 2014.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is to introduce students to two core aspects of German linguistics: the so-called Verb Second (Verbzweit) and “functional” verbs (modals and auxiliaries).

Syllabus

After giving a broad outline of the descriptive approach known as Felderanalyse, the course will be devoted to a formal account of Verb Second and functional verbs along the lines of the Generative framework. Bibliography
Grewendorf Günther, Aspekte der deutschen Syntax. Eine Rektions-Bindungs-Analyse, Tübingen: Narr, 1988. (selected chapters)

Grewendorf Günther, Minimalistische Syntax, UTB Francke, 2002 (selected chapters)

Students will be provided with further literature during the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.