German Language 1 (2020/2021)

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Andrea Padovan
Andrea Padovan
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - describe the basic concepts of grammar; - apply their theoretical knowledge to concrete linguistic data, i.e., analyze German sentences with respect to the so-called "Felderanalyse", the syntactic functions and the other concepts that will be introduced during classes; - appraise the importance of the theoretic framework for the analysis and interpretation of data; - demonstrate to have the German language skills that correspond to the B1 level of the CEFR.


"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 relations) with particular reference to the notion of topological fields ("Felderanalyse"), an approach which is specific for the German grammaticography.

Note: classes are held in Italian.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Tomaselli, A. Introduzione alla sintassi del tedesco QuiEdit 2013 978-88-6464-232-1
Wöllstein-Leisten, Angelika Topologisches Satzmodell (Edizione 2) Winter 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam. The exam can be taken either in Italian or German and 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 completion of the B1 level of language competence.
The final grade is calculated taking the mean of the grade of the exam and the grade in the B1 certificate.