On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- describe the basic concepts of morphology;
- characterize the main morphological processes of German, in comparison to Italian;
- apply their theoretical knowledge to concrete examples;
- demonstrate to have the German language skills that correspond to the B2 level of the CEFR.
"Introduction to German morphology"
The course introduces the main concepts of morphology, such as morpheme, morph, allomorph and morphological productivity. Topics of discussion include the morphological system of Standard German, in particular word-formation processes such as derivation, conversion, composition, the inflectional system and non-concatenative morphology (ablaut, umlaut, truncation). The morphological structures of German will be compared to the Italian structures. Part of the programme are practical exercises in morphological analysis.
Alber, Birgit (2004). Einführung in die Morphologie des Deutschen. Ristampa 2015. Verona: QuiEdit
Written examination. Students who regularly attend classes are offered the possibility to take a partial written exam during the course followed by another partial written exam in one of the official assessment sessions. The language of both exams is German.
The exam can be taken only after receiving the certification of the B2 language skills (CEFR).
The final grade is the mean of the grade of the examination of this theoretic module and of the grade of the language certificate (B2).
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