General Linguistics (M) (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02265
Name of lecturer
Giorgio Graffi
Coordinator
Giorgio Graffi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Sep 28, 2009 al Jan 16, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at deepening some basic topics of theoretical linguistics (nature of human language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), also seen in a historical perspective.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of general linguistics, e.g. those given in the course “Introduzione allo studio del linguaggio”. Who has not attended this course can consult the handbook by G. Graffi & S. Scalise, Le lingue e il linguaggio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003, especially chapters 1, 2 and 7.

Course contents: Elements of generative syntax, with an application to the analysis of a Dante’s passage (Inferno, X, 61-63).

Teachig methods: Traditional lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination