Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000641

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 67
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Klasikīs FilologíasElective Courses from other Schools of the Faculty of PhilosophyWinter/Spring-6
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
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)
General Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of General Linguistics and of the History of the Greek Language.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be aware that: 
(a) all languages change in the course of history and that this is also the case with Greek, from its Indo-European prehistory until our times; 
(b) changes happen in all levels of linguistic analysis: phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary; 
(c) the relationship between pronunciation and script has changed from the ancient times to date, therefore they will be aware of the historical character of Modern Greek spelling; (d) the relationship between linguisic analysis in all these levels and etymology, of Ancient, Medieval and Modern Greek.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is about Special Issues of Greek Historical Grammar, and especially (a) historical phonetics, (b) historical morphology, (c) vocabulary and etymology. As concerns historical phonetics, we examine phenomena such as changes in vowels, diphthongs and consonants, contraction, compensatory lengthening, monophthongization, dissimilations, assimilations etc. As concerns historical morphology, we examined phenomena such as the evolution of the nominal and the verbal system, syncretism, the disappearance of morphological categories etc. We also examine the ancient and the Modern Greek vocabulary and etymology issues related to Greek.
historical phonetics, historical morphology, vocabulary, etymology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Written assigments1124
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Allen, W. S. 2001. Vox graeca. Η προφορά της ελληνικής την κλασική εποχή. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών. Τζιτζιλής, Χρ. & Γ. Παπαναστασίου. 2017. Ελληνική ετυμολογία / Greek etymology. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών.
Additional bibliography for study
Beekes, R. S. P. 2005. Εισαγωγή στη συγκριτική ινδοευρωπαϊκή γλωσσολογία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών. Jannaris, A. N. 1897. An Historical Greek Grammar, chiefly of the Attic Dialect. Λονδίνο: Macmillan. Aνατύπωση, Hildesheim, Zυρίχη & Nέα Yόρκη: Georg Olms, 1987. Lejeune, M. 1972. Phonétique historique du mycénien et du grec ancien. Παρίσι: Klincksieck. Παπαναστασίου, Γ. 2008. Νεοελληνική ορθογραφία. Ιστορία, θεωρία, εφαρμογή. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών. Παπαναστασίου, Γ. 2014. “Γενικά χαρακτηριστικά του αρχαίου ελληνικού λεξιλογίου”, στο Α.-Φ. Χριστίδης (επιμ.), Ιστορία της ελληνικής γλώσσας: από τις αρχές έως την ύστερη αρχαιότητα, Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών, 536-544. Rix, H. 1976. Historische Grammatik des Griechischen: Laut- und Formenlehre. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft. Sihler, A. 2012. Συγκριτική Γραμματική της Ελληνικής και της Λατινικής. Αθήνα: Παπαδήμας. Σταματάκος, Ι. 1949. Iστορική γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής. Aθήνα.
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