Slavic Philology (2018/2019)

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Marija Bradas
Marija Bradas
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I semestre dal Oct 1, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing in-depth knowledge on the history of the language and literary civilisation of the Slavic peoples in order to facilitate the learning of various Slavic languages and literatures.

By the end of the course, students will:
1) know the salient aspects of linguistic and cultural developments from Old Church Slavonic into modern languages and the history of Slavic Studies;
2) know how to apply specific knowledge from the philological and linguistic fields;
3) develop independent judgments on the main topics of the course and express them in a coherent and correct way.


During the course crucial periods of linguistic and cultural history of the Slavic peoples will be described, with particular attention to the southern Slavia. By comparing different Slavic languages, in synchrony and diachrony, their phonetic and morphological characteristics will be analyzed. The topics will therefore be: linguistic changes from the Indo-European to the Old Church Slavonic, and from the Old Church Slavonic to the modern Slavic languages; main features of the Old Church Slavonic; the affinities and differences between contemporary Slavic languages.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Marcialis, N. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava Firenze University Press 2005
Alexander M. Schenker The Dawn of Slavic: an introduction to Slavic philology Yale University Press 1995

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.

The exam covers all the topics of the program and is organised in accordance with the thematic areas previously illustrated. It requires the knowledge of the manuals and essays of history and literary criticism used during the course.

Th exam will be marked out of thirty on the basis of the knowledge, effectiveness and promptness of the given answers.

* For Erasmus students, the professor will clarify the exam contents and methods in class.