Slavic Philology (2020/2021)

Course code
4S006120
Name of lecturer
Jelena Zivojinovic
Coordinator
Jelena Zivojinovic
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
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.

Syllabus

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE:

1. overview of Slavic languages ​​(genealogy, typology and areality);
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 in Slavic languages.


DIDACTIC MODALITY:

1. In-class teaching / Zoom in case of coronavirus emergency;
2. Students presentations.

The full reference list can be found on the Moodle page.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Garzaniti, M. Gli slavi. Storia, culture e lingue dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Carocci 2013 Capitoli 3-4-5
Marcialis, N. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava Firenze University Press 2005 Capitoli 2-3
Dvornik, F. The Slavc, their early history and civilization American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1956 Chapters 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.8, 2.9
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.