General Linguistics (M) (2012/2013)

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
Semestrino IB dal Nov 26, 2012 al Jan 23, 2013.

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

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, 4, 5 and 7.

Content of course: The sentence and its types: traditional grammar vs. modern linguistics.

Didactic methods: Traditional lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination

Teaching aids

Documents