Slavic Philology (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Jelena Zivojinovic
Jelena Zivojinovic
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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

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.


The contents of the course are the following:

1. overview of Slavic languages ​​(genealogy, typology and areal classification);
2. history and evolution of Slavic languages ​​from Proto-Slavic to modern Slavic languages;
3. case study: the diachronic perspective of non-finite verbal categories.

Teaching methods:

1. Classroom lectures or Zoom/Panopto lectures in case of coronavirus emergency;
2. Student presentations based on an article or case study.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Marcialis, N. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava Firenze University Press 2005
Sussex, R. & Cubberley, P. The Slavic Languages Cambridge University Press 2006 selected chapters

Assessment methods and criteria

Presentation/talk (50% of the mark) + oral exam.