History of linguistics (2015/2016)

Course code
4S004038
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
English
Location
VERONA
Period
Semestrino IA, Semestrino IB

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Introduction to the critical knowledge of the history of linguistic thought, also in the perspective of the problems of contemporary linguistic research.

Syllabus

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of general linguistics, e.g. those available in the handbook by G. Graffi & S. Scalise, Le lingue e il linguaggio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013, especially chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 10.

Content of course: Linguistics since the early 19th century until the present day: an overview.
A) Attending students:
- from "The Oxford Handbook of the History of Linguistics", ed. by Keith Allan, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013, chapters: 7 ("Nineteenth Century Study of Sound Change from Rask to Saussure"), 19 ("Noam Chomsky's contributions to Linguistics: A Sketch"), 20 ("European Linguistics since Saussure"), 28 ("Comparative, Historical and Typological Linguistics since the Eighteenth Century").
- G. Graffi, "20th Century Linguistics: Overview of Trends", in Keith Brown (editor in chief), "Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics", 2nd ed., Oxford, Elsevier, 2006, vol. 13, pp. 181-195

B) Not attending students:
- Robert H. Robins, "A short history of linguistics", 4th ed., Harlow, Addison Wesley Longman, 1997
N.B.: The text indicated above is the whole program for students who cannot attend class lectures: they are therefore invited not to contact the teacher for confirmation on this subject.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016