Course Information
TitleΣΥΝΤΑΞΗ / Syntax
Title in ItalianSINTASSI
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorThomais Rousoulioti
Course ID600000752

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

Registered students: 93
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses326

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to be able to: • understand the interaction among syntax and the other levels of language analysis and in particular with morphology • deepen the basics syntactic rules in italian and greek language • analyze the concepts of universal grammar and parametric variety • understand the grammar of the phrasal structure and • be able to put it into practice • interpret transformational rules and • be able to put them into practice.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to the level of syntactic analysis of the language with emphasis on the syntactic analysis of Greek and Italian in multilingual students. It discusses the way in which the phrases and sentences of a natural language are structured and analyzed and the methodology for the analysis of basic syntactic phenomena. The basic "tool" of description is the Theory of Principles and Parameters within the model of genetic theory, as well as its contemporary developments. The course is recommended for undergraduate students of the department from the third semester onwards, provided that during the first year of their studies they have successfully completed at least one introductory course in linguistics. Topics covered are: grammar of phrasal structure, syntax of X (stressed), transformational rules, grammar tests, parameters that affect the order of the terms of the sentence, the theory of government and referential commitment and hypotheses from which it consists of.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work401.6
Reading Assigment200.8
Student Assessment
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδια μαθήματος: 1.Donati, C. 2002. Sintassi Elementare. Carocci editore S.p.A.: Roma. 2.Φιλιππάκη-Warburton, Ειρ. 1992. Εισαγωγή στη Θεωρητική Γλωσσολογία. Αθήνα: Νεφέλη. 3. Πετρούνιας, Ε. (2007). Νεοελληνική Γραμματική και Συγκριτική (Αντιπαραθετική) Ανάλυση. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press.
Additional bibliography for study
•Adger, D. 2003. Core syntax: a minimalist approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press. •Carnie, A. 2013. Syntax. A Generative Introduction. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. •Θεοφανοπούλου-Κοντού, Δ. 1989. Μετασχηματιστική Σύνταξη. Από την θεωρία στην πράξη. Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσα. •Fromkin,V., Rodman, R. & Hyams, N. (2008). Εισαγωγή στη μελέτη της γλώσσας. Μτφρ.: Γ. Βάζου, Γ. Ξυδόπουλος, Φ. Παπαδοπούλου & Α. Τσαγγαλίδης. Eπιμ.: Γ. Ξυδόπουλος. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. •Haegeman, L. 1994. Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. •Haegeman, L. 2006. Thinking Syntactically: A Guide to Argumentation and Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell. •Κλαίρης, Χ. & Γ. Μπαμπινιώτης.2005. Γραμματική της Νέας Ελληνικής. Δομολειτουργική -επικοινωνιακή. Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα. •Κλαίρης, Χ. 2007. Λειτουργική Γλωσσολογία. Mτφ. Ε. Σελλά. Αθήνα: Eλληνικά Γράμματα. •Κρύσταλ, Ντ. 2003. Λεξικό γλωσσολογίας και φωνητικής. (Μτφρ. Γ. Ι. Ξυδόπουλος). Αθήνα: Πατάκης. •Rizzi, L. 1993. Issues in Italian Syntax. The Hague: Mouton de Gruyter. •Ρούσσου, Ά.2015. Σύνταξη. Γραμματική και Μινιμαλισμός. [ηλεκτρ. βιβλ.] Αθήνα: Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκών Βιβλιοθηκών. Διαθέσιμο στο: •Wiltschko, M. 2014. The Universal Structure of Categories. Towards a Formal Typology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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