Introduction to German Linguistics (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002966
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
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Core aspects of the German syntax: the phenomenon known as 'Verb Second', movement in interrogative clauses, embedded and root phenomena

Syllabus

The aim of this course is to provide students with a formal description of well-known topics in German grammar: several aspects of grammar will be taken into account so as to arrive at a definition of both main clause (Verb Second phenomena/wh-movement) and embedded clause phenomena. In particular, concepts such as constituents/categories and phrase structure in the generative framework will be dealt with. The so-called 'Minimalist model' will be just touched upon.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Grewendorf Aspekte der deutschen Syntax Narr Tübingen 1988
G. Grewendorf - F. Hamm - W. Sternefeld Sprachliches Wissen Suhrkamp 1996

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017