The main aim of this course is to introduce students to the analysis of the German morphological system.
"Introduction to German morphology"
This course, which does not have as a prerequisite any specific background in linguistics, introduces students to the study of German morphology with emphasis on description and analysis. Students will become familiar with central concepts such as Morphem, Morph, Allomorph, Fugenelement, Ablaut, Umlaut, Wortbildungsprozess, Produktivität, etc. Word structure and word structure rules will be described and scientific analysis techniques will be practiced. In particular German-Italian similarities and contrasts in word formation processes will be highlighted. This course is mainly taught in German.
Alber, Birgit (2004). Einführung in die Morphologie des Deutschen. Trento: UNI Service.
Römer, Christine; Matzke, Brigitte (2010). Der deutsche Wortschatz. Struktur, Regeln und Merkmale. Tübingen: Narr Verlag.
Final exams throughout the year are oral and in German. Students who attend classes regularly are offered the possibility to take a written exam during the course followed by an oral exam on specific topics of the program.
Linguistic competence required: level B2, certified either by the CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) or by any other authorized testing center.
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