Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000611

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
  • Dutch
General Prerequisites
Analytical thinking, ability to process and analyze (language) data
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able: • to describe and analyze the basic phonological structures of Greek as well as of other languages, • to process and manage a wide variety of phonological data, • to apply specific models of analysis within the generative framework, • to be acquainted with the basic phases of language development of Greek as a native language as well as a second/foreign language, • to construct language activities and exercises for (a) teaching Greek as a native language and (b) teaching Greek as a second/foreign language.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to the sound system of languages. Study and analysis of phonological alternations, metrical and prosodic characteristics of words and sentences. Language-particular and universal generalizations, typological distinctions, interfaces (phonology-morphology, phonology-syntax) and acquisition (understanding time-course and end-points of phonological development) are explored from the perspective of generative grammar. Besides the introduction to the basic phonological theories, emphasis is also on the development of critical though and analytic skills that will gradually lead to a better understanding of how the sound system of the human language is structured. More specifically: This course addresses the main phonological phenomena found in Greek and cross-linguistically. We start by exploring the system of phonemes and allophones, segmental phonotactics, and syllable structure, with special attention to issues that arise when we deal with the variation that exists in Greek due to the diglossia issue (e.g., the Katharevousa vs. Dhemotiki split). We also examine aspects of the Greek stress system starting with a review of the classical assumptions on Greek stress, and moving towards examining cases of paradigm uniformity and non-predictable aspects of Greek stress. The interaction of phonology with morphology, as revealed in the classical “Level I/Level II” contrast, will give us the opportunity to investigate, next to stress, other level-sensitive processes (e.g., syllabification, the i/j variation, etc.). The course will conclude with a review of compound and phrasal stress in Greek. Special emphasis will be on the acquisition of Greek as a native language and as a second/foreign language. At the center of the teaching agenda will be issues of representation of phonological elements, the nature of phonological derivations, and the interaction of phonology with other grammatical components and, especially, with phonetics, morphology and syntax. The main goal is to acquaint the students with a number of crucial concepts of phonological theory (e.g., features, rule ordering, prosodic structure, and so on) and to help them develop the necessary skills for formulating and testing hypotheses and constructing viable analyses on important topics of phonology.
articulatory phonetics, sound inventories, metrical phonology, prosodic phonology, syntax-phonology & morphology-phonology interface
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
The lectures are supported by audiovisual material (slides, sound files, videos, etc.) . Special software is used for the (phonetic) analysis of sound files (e.g. PRAAT). The course must take place in a fully-equipped lab which, unfortunately, is lacking.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment451.6
Student Assessment
1. Written exam (50%) 2. Midterm exam (25%) 3. Participation (10%) 4. Homework assignments (15%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αξιοποίηση των βιβλίων και περιοδικών της Βιβλιοθήκης. Δε διανέμεται εγχειρίδιο.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Θέματα και Εισαγωγές στη Φωνολογία CHOMSKY, N. & M. HALLE (l968). The Sound Pattern of English. New York: Harper & Row. ANDERSON, S.R. (l974). The Organization of Phonology. New York: Academic Press. GOLDSMITH, J. (1993). The Last Phonological Rule: Reflections on Constraints and Derivations. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press. GOLDSMITH, J. (1995). The Handbook of Phonological Theory. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. GUSSENHOVEN, C. & H. JAKOBS (1998). Understanding Phonology. London and New York: Arnold. HYMAN, L.M. (1975). Phonology: Theory and Analysis. New York: Holt. KENSTOWICZ, M. (1994). Phonology in Generative Grammar. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. KΑGER, R. (1999). Optimality Theory. Cambridge University Press. KENSTOWICZ, M. & C. KISSEBERTH. (l977). Topics in Phonological Theory. New York: Academic Press. KENSTOWICZ, M. & C. KISSEBERTH. (l979). Generative Phonology: Theory and Description. New York: Academic Press. LADD, D.R. (1996). Intonational Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. LASS, R. (1984). Phonology: An Introduction to Basic Concepts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ROCA, I. (1994). Generative Phonology. Routledge: London & New York. ROCA, I. & W. JOHNSON (1999). A Course in Phonology. Blackwell Publishers. SPENCER, A. (1996). Phonology: Theory and Description. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. 2. Φωνητική CLARK, J. & C. YALLOP. (1995). Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. 2nd. ed. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. HARDCASTLE, W. and J. LAVER (1999). The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences. Oxford: Blackwell. JOHNSON, K. (1997). Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. KINGSTON, J. & M. BECKMAN. (1990). Papers in Laboratory Phonology I: Between the Grammar and Physics of Speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. LADEFOGED, P. (1993). A Course in Phonetics (3rd edn). Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. LADEFOGED, P. & I. MADDIESON. (1996). The Sounds of the World's Languages. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. LASS, N. J. (1996). Principles of Experimental Phonetics. St Louis, MI: Mosby. LAVER, J. (1994). Principles of Phonetics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. MADDIESON, I. (1984). Patterns of Sounds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. PULLUM, G.K. & W. LADUSAW (1996). Phonetic Symbol Guide (2nd edn).Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. 3. Φωνολογία και διακριτικά χαρακτηριστικά (Phonology and features) ARCHANGELI, D. & D. PULLEYBLANK (1994). Grounded Phonology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 4. Φωνολογία της Αγγλικής (The Phonology of English) GIEGERICH, H. J. (1992). English Phonology: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. GOLDSMITH, J. (1990). Autosegmental and Metrical Phonology. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. HARRIS, J. (1994). English Sound Structure. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers. ε. Τονισμός (Stress) HALLE, M. & J.-R. VERGNAUD. (1987). An Essay on Stress. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. HAYES, B. (1994). Metrical Stress Theory: Principles and Cases Studies. Chicago: Chicago University Press. KAGER, R. (1989). A Metrical Theory of Stress and Destressing in English and Dutch. Dordrecht: Foris. 5. Τόνοι, Τονικό ύψος και Προσωδιακή Φωνολογία (Tones, Pitch, Prosodic Phonology) van der HULST, H. & N. SMITH (1988). Autosegmental Studies on Pitch Accent. Dordrecht: Foris. INKELAS, S. & D. ZEC (eds.) (1990). The Phonology-Syntax Connection. Chicago: Chicago University Press. NESPOR, M. & I. VOGEL (1986). Prosodic Phonology. Dordrecht: Foris. Σημείωση: Η βιβλιοθήκη διαθέτει μια αρκετά μεγάλη λίστα ηλεκτρονικών περιοδικών και βάσεων δεδομένων. Συμβουλευτείτε το προσωπικό της βιβλιοθήκης για τις δυνατότητες πρόσβασης στο ηλεκτρονικό υλικό. 6. Άρθρα και σημειώσεις. [α] Αρχεία: Rutgers Optimality Archive [β] Σημειώσεις που διανέμονται από τον διδάσκοντα. 7. Ειδικά Λογισμικά [α] A Course in Phonetics, 4ed., Peter Ladefoged (2000) [β] Vowels and Consonants, Peter Ladefoged (2000) [γ] Praat, P. Boersma & David Weenink (downloadable: [δ] Speech and Hearing Software:
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