History of the German Language (2021/2022)

Course code
4S002986
Credits
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/14 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA TEDESCA

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - illustrate and exemplify important diachronic processes in phonology, morphology and syntax; - explain language change in terms of the effects of general linguistic principles; - demonstrate knowledge with respect to the edition of medieval texts; - analyze simple texts of the main genres in medieval German with respect to their phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical properties, translate them and interpret them; - illustrate the historicity of all expressions of human culture, by means of the reflection about language change and history of linguistics; - elaborate topics autonomously and present results in oral and/or written form (give a talk; write a paper); - demonstrate good command of important resources in historical linguistics.