General Linguistics (p) (2014/2015)

Course code
4S01263
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 17, 2014 al Jan 17, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Classes aim at introducing some basic problems in the analysis of human language.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: Basic notions of general linguistics, such as those taught in the classes named “Introduzione allo studio del linguaggio”.

Content of the classes: The origin of language: history of the question and today debate

Bibliography:
A) Attending students:
1. G. Graffi, The problem of the origin of language in Western philosophy and linguistics, “Lingue e linguaggio”, 4 (2005), pp. 5-26
2. M. D. Hauser et al., Il mistero dell'evoluzione del linguaggio, in "Micromega", 4/2014, pp. 167-203 (original English version: The mistery of language evolution, in "Frontiers in Psychology", vol. 5, May 2014, article 401)
3.Class notes. Teaching material made available by the teacher.
B) Not Attending students:
1. The same as for attending students.
2. The same as for attending students.
3. G. Graffi, Che cos’è la grammatica generativa, Roma, Carocci, 2008 (only chapters 1, 2 and 3).
N.B.: The texts indicated above are the whole program for students who cannot attend class lectures: they are therefore invited not to contact the teacher for confirmation on this subject.

Teaching methods: Traditional lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

Teaching aids

Documents