Course Information
Title in ItalianIntroduzione alle scienze delle lingue
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorEleni Leontaridi
Course ID600000745

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 137
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureCompulsory Course116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
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 (Instruction)
General Prerequisites
No prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students are able (a) to perceive language as a purely human ability with a neurobiological basis b. to perceive language as a social phenomenon c. to understand the different levels of linguistic analysis d. to apply cross-linguistically the linguistic principles for the analysis of linguistic phenomena e. to integrate the basic principles of linguistic phenomena analysis in the foreign language learning classroom
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
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • 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)
1. Introduction: Basic principles of linguistics. Subject. Justification of the levels of language analysis. 2. Τhe neurological basis of language. The social dimension of language. 3.Phonetic: Subject of Phonetic. Description of audio and areas of vocal. Acoustic vocal. Audible vocal. Articular vocal. 4. Phonology: Subject of phonology. Vowels in exemplary contrasting relationships. Phonemes. Identifying the phonemes of a language. Distinctive features. Signage, neutralization. The vocals of the common modern Greek. Constitutional relationships between phonemes. 5. Morphology: Subject of morphology. Forms. Identifying morphmes. Cateories of morphemes. Constitutional relations between morphemes: the words. Composition-Derivation. Linguistic typology. 6. Syntax: Subject of syntax. Primary grammatical categories. Secondary grammatical categories. Phrase. Proposal. Constituent analysis . Generative Grammar. 7. Semantics: The dual articulation of content. The format of the content. Language functions and types of meaning. Format / word meaning (lexical meaning). Propositional meaning. Issues in defining meaning and semantics. 8. Pragmatics: Subject of Pragmatics. Linguistic acts. The structure of the linguistic act. Selective indicators. Defining Pragmatics. 9. Sociolinguistics: The subject of sociolinguistics. Dimensions of diversity. Language and social inequality. 10. Applications of linguistic analysis in the foreign language learning classroom
language, linguistic analysis, interdisciplinary linguistics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Lecture presentations using PowerPoint files and web sources / programs. -Teaching material posting at the Department’s e-class. -Communication with students via e-mail and e-class.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work301.2
Student Assessment
WRITTEN final exam (the exam covers all the topics of the course). Students must answer exercises (on linguistic theory and application of linguistic analysis) and in theory development questions. Evaluation criteria for the exercises/ linguistic applications are as follows: 1. Accuracy 2. Correctness For the theoretical questions the evaluation criteria are the following: 1. Accuracy and clarity 2. Comprehensibility and avoidance of redundant information
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γούτσος, Δ. (2012).Γλώσσα: Κείμενο, ποικιλία, σύστημα. Αθήνα: Κριτική Παυλίδου, Θ. (2008). Επίπεδα γλωσσικής ανάλυσης, Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών (Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη)
Additional bibliography for study
-Σημειώσεις από τη διδάσκουσα (αρχεία power-point, PDF, videos, κ.ά.). Ανδρέου, Γ. (2012). Γλώσσα: Θεωρητική και μεθοδολογική προσέγγιση. Αθήνα:Πεδίο Φιλιππάκη-Warburton Ει. (1992). Εισαγωγή στην Θεωρητική Γλωσσολογία. Αθήνα: Νεφέλη Lyons, J. (1995). Εισαγωγή στη γλωσσολογία. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Radford, A., Atkinson, M., Britain, D., Clahsen, H. & Spencer, A. (1999). Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
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