TOPICS IN THE THEORY OF LANGUAGE

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΘΕΩΡΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ / TOPICS IN THE THEORY OF LANGUAGE
CodeΓΛΩ378
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280000647

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 33
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600149509
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
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 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 in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
Course Content (Syllabus)
Week Topics 1-3 Syllable structure and typology. L1 acquisition Introduction to Οptimality Theory 4-6 Metrical Phonology – Stress systems OT analysis of stress 7-8 Phonological word: Clitics and compounds 9-10 Autosegmental phonology – Harmony systems 11-12 Tone systems 13 Conclusions
Keywords
Optimality Theory, stress, syllable, Autosegmental Phonology, tone systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment200.7
Written assigments250.9
Exams843
Total1686
Student Assessment
Description
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 Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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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 http://ruccs.rutgers.edu/roa.html [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: http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/) [δ] Speech and Hearing Software: http://www.speechandhearing.net/laboratory/tools.html http://www.speechandhearing.net/laboratory/tools.html
Last Update
31-01-2020