German linguistics LM (2020/2021)

Course code
4S004046
Credits
9
Coordinator
Alessandra Tomaselli
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
TEIL II 3 L-LIN/14-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN CuCi IIB Andrea Padovan
TEIL I 6 L-LIN/14-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - GERMAN CuCi IIA Alessandra Tomaselli

Learning outcomes

Part I Expected results: At the end of the course the students will be able to: - Analyze the phrasal structures of the German language using the proper tools of the generative grammar model. - To appreciate the value of the theoretical explanation in order to: i) distinguish between grammatical norm and description of "linguistic competence"; ii) open a new perspective of comparative. Part II Expected results: - Apply the linguistic analysis skills (acquired during the course) to dialectal variation, with particular reference to the Cimbrian variety spoken in Trentino. - Evaluate the importance of theoretical analysis for the development of a grammatical norm.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Putnam, Michael T. Studies on German-Language Islands Benjamins 2011 978-90-272-0590-2
Andrea Padovan A Minimalist Introduction to the German(ic) Clause Structure QuiEdit 2019 978-88-6464-502-5
G. Grewendorf - F. Hamm - W. Sternefeld Sprachliches Wissen Suhrkamp 1996