LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΤΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΓΛΩΣΣΩΝ / LANGUAGE TYPOLOGY
Title in ItalianTipologia Linguistica
Code11424
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600018469

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

Registered students: 25
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
600155244
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion students are expected to: -be acquainted with the field of linguistic typology -be familiar with the basic principles of typology as a (different linguistic approach) vs. those of generative grammar -be able to apply the basic methodological principles of typology to a wide range of linguistic data -be acquainted with the different language families -be able to study data from different languages -be able to recognize, classsify and comment on the different types of language universals and their impact on the study of the nature of language and the limits of linguistic divergence -have a good knowledge of the basic topis of phonological, morphological,syntactic and diachronic typology -be acquainted with the typology of writing systems
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main aims of the course are as follows: -acquaintance with the field of linguistic typology -good knowledge of the basic principles of typology as a (different linguistic approach) vs. those of generative grammar -acquaintance with the basic methodological principles of typology to a wide range of linguistic data -acquaintance with the different language families -training in order to be able to study data from different languages -ability to recognize, classsify and comment on the different types of language universals and their impact on the study of the nature of language and the limits of linguistic divergence -good knowledge of the basic topis of phonological, morphological,syntactic and diachronic typology -acquaintance with the typology of writing systems
Keywords
typology, language family, language universals, phonology, morphology, syntax, diachrony, writing systems
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
-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
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1224.9
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments180.7
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
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. Students can optionally, undertake a supportive essay (critical presenation of an article). Lastly, they have the opportunity to undertake a research essay instead of the final written examination
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Comrie, Β., S. Matthews and Μ. Po1insky. 2004. Οι γλώσσες του κόσµου. Αθήνα: Σαββάλας [Τίτλος Πρωτότυπου: The Atlas of Languages].
Additional bibliography for study
Βασική Γενική Βιβλιογραφία: Asher, R.E. (επιμ.) 1994. The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics. Οξφόρδη: Pergamon, τόμ. 3ος και 9ος. Berlin, Β. & Ρ. Kay. 1969. Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Eνolution. Μπέρκλεϊ: University of California Press. Chomsky, Ν. 1981. Lectures on Government and Binding. Dordrecht: Foris Publications. Comrie, Β. 1981. Lαnguage Uniυersals and Linguistic Typology. Syntax and Morphology. Oxford: Blackwell. Comrie, Β., S. Matthews and Μ. Po1insky. 2004. Οι γλώσσες του κόσµου. Αθήνα: Σαββάλας [Τίτλος Πρωτότυπου: The Atlas of Languages]. Croft, W. 20032. Typology and Universals. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Crotbers, J. 1978. Typology and universals of vowel systems. In J. Greenberg, C. Α Ferguson & Ε. Α Moravcsik (eds). Universa/s of human language, Volume 2, pp. 243-279. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Dixon, R.M.W. 1994. Ergativity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Giνόn, Τ. (επιμ.) 1983. Topic Continuity iη Discourse: Α Quantitive Cross-Language Study. Άμστερνταμ: John Benjamins. Greenberg, J. 1966a. Some Universals of Language with particular reference to the order of meaningfu1 elements. In J. Greenberg (ed.), Universals of Language. 2nd. Edition. Cambridge ΜΑ: ΜΠ Press. Greenberg, J. 1966b. Chapter 3. Grammar and Lexicon. Ιn J. Greenberg (ed.), Language uniυersals with speciαl reference to feαture hierαrchies. The Hague: Mouton. Greenberg, J. 1978. Some generalizations concerning initia1 and fina1 consonant clusters. In J. Greenberg, C. Α Ferguson & Ε. Α. Moravcsik (eds). Universals of human language, Volume 2, pp. 243-279. Stanford: Stanford Uniνersity Press. Hall, C.J. 1992. “Integrating Diachronic and Processing Principles in Explaining the Suffixing Preference”. Στο Hawkins J.A (επιμ.) 1992, σελ. 321-349. Haspelmath, Μ. 2005. Explaining syntactic universals. Handouts from the 2005 LSA Institute, ΜIT, 27 June - 5 August 2005. Haspelmath, Μ., Μ. Dryer, D. Gil, and Β. Comrie (eds.) 2005. The World Atlas οf Lαnguage Structures. Oxford: Oxford University Press Hayes, Β. 1995. Metrical Stress Theory. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. Hawkins J.A. 1983. Word Order Universals. Νέα Υόρκη: Academic Press. Hawkins J.A. (επιμ.) 1992. Explaining Language Universals. Οξφόρδη: Basil Blackwell Ltd. Hopper, P. & E. Traugott. 2003. Grammaticalization. Second Edition. Cambridge: CUP. Kay, Ρ. & C. Mc Daniel 1978. “The linguistic significance of the meanings of basic color terms”. Language, 54, 610-646. Keenan, Ε.Ι. 1987. Universal Grammar: 15 Essays. Λονδίνο: Croom Helm. Κatamba, F. 1993. Morphology. Modem Linguistics Series. London: Macmillan Press. Χρήσιμοι σύνδεσμοι http://wals.info/ https://linguistic-typology.org/
Last Update
04-05-2020