Introduction to German Linguistics (2018/2019)

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
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to describe and discuss the core aspects of German grammar and its characteristics in a comparative perspective

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 both from a "classic" (Governament & Binding Theory) and a present-day perspective (the so-called 'Minimalist model').

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Andrea Padovan A Minimalist Introduction to the German(ic) Clause Structure QuiEdit 2019 978-88-6464-502-5
Günther Grewendorf Minimalistische Syntax Francke 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on both theoretical topics and exercises (syntactic derivations)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018