Morphology I

Course Information
TitleΜΟΡΦΟΛΟΓΙΑ Ι / Morphology I
Title in ItalianMorfologia I
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000747

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

Registered students: 118
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses116

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, students are expected to: have a good acquaintance of the basic principles and tools of morphological analysis be able to describe and analyse the basic morphological structures of Italian and Greek (pontentially of other languages as well) have the ability to recognize and treat on the morphological level a wide range of language data to be able to benefit from this knowledge and expand it on teaching the morphology of Italian as a first and/or as a second/foreign language
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aspires to offer a basic aquaintance with the basic principles and the methodological tools of morphology. The main topics that are discussed are as follows: Introduction to morphology and its relation with the other levels of linguistic analysis Basic principles of morphological analysis Syncrhonic vs. diachronic morphology Categorization of morphemes into different types (theory and practice) Basic elements of morphological typology Introduction to word formation processes (inflection, derivation, compounding)
Word, morpheme (types), inflection, derivation, compounding, language typology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
-Lecture presentations using PowerPoint files and web sources / programs. -Posting of teaching materials at the Department’s e-learning. -Communication with students via e-mail and e-learning.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work100.4
Other / Others180.7
Student Assessment
Participation in classroom discussions and exercises or paper presentations. 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)
Ράλλη, Α. (2005). Μορφολογία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη.
Additional bibliography for study
Βασικά Εγχειρίδια: Crocco Galèas, Grazia (2007). Lezioni di morfologia I. Definizione ambiti e scopi, Salonicco: University Studio Press. Crocco Galèas, Grazia (2011). Lezioni di morfologia II. Morfema e parola, Salonicco, University Studio Press. Ράλλη, Α. (2005). Μορφολογία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη. Grossmann, Maria & Franz Rainer (ed.) (2004). La formazione delle parole in italiano. Berlin, Boston: Max Niemeyer Verlag. Scalise, S. (1994). Μorfologia. Bologna: Il Mulino. SCALISE, Sergio & Antonietta BISETTO (2008). La struttura delle parole. Bologna: Il Mulino. Βασική Γενική Βιβλιογραφία: Aronoff, M. (1976). Word Formation in Generative Grammar. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Aronoff, M. (1994). Morphology by Itself. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Aronoff, M. & Fudem, K. (2010). What is Morphology?. Second edition.Wiley-Blackwell. Bauer, L. 2003. Introducing Linguistic Morphology. Second edition. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Bauer, L. 2004. A Glossary of Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Booij, G. (2005). The Grammar of Words. Oxford: Oxford University Press Bybee, J. (1985). Morphology. A Study of the Relation between Meaning and Form. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Di Sciullo, A. M. & E. Williams. 1987. On the Definition of the Word. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Haspelmath, M. & A. D. Sims. 2010. Understanding Morphology. Second edition. London: Hodder. Kiparsky, Paul. (1982). Lexical Phonology and Morphology. Seoul: Linguistics in the Morning Calm, Hanshin. Lieber, R. (1980). On the Organization of the Lexicon. Ph.D. Diss., MIT. Mohanan, K. P. (1986). The Theory of Lexical Phonology. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Dordrecht: D. Reidel. Ξυδόπουλος, Γ. (2003). Μετάφραση του Λεξικού Γλωσσολογικών Όρων του David Crystal. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Ξυδόπουλος, Γ. (2008). Λεξικολογία, Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Ralli, Α. (1988). Eléments de la Morphologie du Grec Moderne: La Structure du Verbe. Ph.D. Diss., University of Montreal. Ράλλη, Α. (2005). Μορφολογία. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Πατάκη. Scalise, S. (1994). Μorfologia. Bologna: Il Mulino. Spencer, A. (1991). Morphological Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. Spencer, A. & A. Zwicky. (1998). Handbook of Morphology. Oxford: Blackwell.
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