Inflectional Morphology: Agreement, Syncretism and Paradigm Structure (2021/2022)

Course code
cod wi: DT000235
Name of lecturer
Stefan Rabanus
Coordinator
Stefan Rabanus
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2.5
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 21/22 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2021 al Sep 30, 2022.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, PhD students will be able to:
- summarize categories and markers of inflectional morphology;
- compare different languages with respect to morphological categories and marking;
- relate empirical findings to morphological theory;
- demonstrate a deeper understanding of the thematic fields of 'agreement' 'syncretism', 'paradigm structure';
- show proficiency in morphosyntactic analysis, especially in the use of the Leipzig Glossing Rules, by both writing and interpreting glosses.

Syllabus

The course will provide basic knowledge in inflectional morphology. With 'agreement', 'syncretism' and 'paradigm structure' three central concepts will be discussed in more detail. The concepts will be exemplified mainly with data from Indo-European standard languages. For German and Italian also non-standard varieties will be considered, in accordance with the PhD programme's special focus on dialects and minority languages.

Assessment methods and criteria

PhD Students can choose aspects of the module as topic of their term paper.