German I (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefan Rabanus
Stefan Rabanus
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2014 al Jan 10, 2015.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6 from Oct 6, 2014  to Jan 10, 2015
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of basic concepts of grammar; application of theoretic concepts to linguistic data; understanding of the importance of the perspective/theoretic framework for the interpretation of the data


"The structure of the German sentence. Introduction to syntactic analysis"
The courses provides to the students the basic instrument for syntactic analyses (analysis of syntactic constituents, parts of speech, syntactic functions and syntactic relations) with particular reference to the notion of topological fields ("Felderanalyse"), an approach which is specific to the grammar of German.

Reference list
- Text book: Tomaselli, Alessandra (2013): Introduzione alla sintassi del tedesco. Verona: QuiEdit.

Additional texts:
- Wöllstein, Angelika (2010): Topologisches Satzmodell. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter.
- Wöllstein-Leisten, Angelika et al. (1997): Deutsche Satzstruktur. Grundlagen der syntaktischen Analyse. Tübingen: Narr. [Frinzi, BF 170 C 157]
- Tesnière, Lucien (2001): Elementi di sintassi strutturale. A cura di Germano Proverbio e Anna Trocini Cerrina. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier. [Frinzi, BF 100 G 24]

Assessment methods and criteria

The final exam will be in oral form/oral examination. Students who regularly attend classes will be offered a written examination during classes, which is followed by a short oral examination about specific aspects of the teaching programme after the end of the course.

Required linguistic competence: B1 (CEFR).

Teaching aids