German I (2018/2019)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00842
Name of lecturer
Alessandra Tomaselli
Coordinator
Alessandra Tomaselli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- apply the basic concepts of grammar to the syntactic system of German
- analyze German sentences in the terms of "Felderanalyse";
- recognize the relevance of a theoretical framework for data analysis and interpretation;

On completion of this course, students' German language skills correspond to the B1 level of the CEFR.

Syllabus

"The structure of the German sentence. Introduction to syntactic analysis"

This course introduces the student to the syntactic analysis of German (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 for the German grammaticography.

Note: the course is taught in Italian.

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

Additional texts:
- Wöllstein, Angelika (2010): Topologisches Satzmodell. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. [BF 170 C 174]
- Wöllstein-Leisten, Angelika et al. (1997): Deutsche Satzstruktur. Grundlagen der syntaktischen Analyse. Tübingen: Narr [BF 170 C 157]

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Woellstein-Leisten, A. et al Deutsche Satzstruktur. Grundlagen der syntaktischen Analyse Stauffenburg 2006 978-3-86057-272-6
Tomaselli, A. Introduzione alla sintassi del tedesco QuiEdit 2013 978-88-6464-232-1

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exams are written. Students can chose whether they want to take the exam in Italian or German. It consists of two parts: a first part on basic theoretical concepts (open questions) and a second part of exercises (analysis of both simple and complex sentences).
The exam can be taken only after completition of the B1 level of language competence.
The final grade will be calculated as the mean score of the grade of the exam and the grade obtained for the B1 certificate

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018