Course Information
Title in GermanKontrastive Linguistik
SchoolGerman Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600003385

Programme of Study: Language and Culture in the German-speaking Area (2012-today)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Linguistics-TeachingMandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-9

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students should be in a position to argue for or against particular analyses, to evaluate syntactic hypotheses and to relate language data to syntactic theory. They will develop the ability to engage, as independent researchers, in the research developments of contrastive syntax and semantics analyses.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main topics of contrastive linguistics with a view to the analysis of German and Greek. The course focuses on contrastive analysis including some issues of syntax and semantics, such as argument structure, bare nouns, genericity, (a)telicity.
Contrastive Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, argument structure
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment471.9
Written assigments1004
Student Assessment
Students are expected to do the assigned readings and to participate fully in the seminar, to write a research paper and present their work. The topic should be selected in consultation with the instructor.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Αrtemis, Alexiadou, Liliane Haegeman and Melita Stavrou. 2007. Noun phrase in the generative perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Carlson, Gregory and Francis Jeffry Pelletier 1995. The Generic book. Chicago/London. The Chicago University Press. Chierchia, Gennaro 1987. “Reference to kinds across languages”. Natural Language Semantics 6. Vol. 6. 339-405. Sioupi, Athina 2002. “On the syntax and semantics of verb-complement constructions that involve “creation”. A comparative study in Greek and German”. In Ιssues in formal German(ic) Typology. Linguistik Aktuell Vol. 45. W. Abraham & J-W. Zwart (eds.). J. Benjamins. Amsterdam. 263-284.
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