Course Information
Title in ItalianMORFOLOGIA II
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000748

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

Registered students: 27
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses216

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to: • have a deep knowledge of basic concepts and tools of morphological analysis • understand and recognize the basic morphological processes, such as: inflection, derivation, compounding • realize and recognize the interaction between them as well as the borderline cases • realize the role of basic morphological processes in word formation • use morphological analysis as a tool in order to create special exercises or activities for teaching the morphology of Italian and Greek as a second / foreign language.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • 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)
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts and tools of morphological analysis adopted in the scientific field of morphology, consolidating and expanding the knowledge they will have acquired after completing the course Morphology I. Then, after a thorough and comparative analysis of the word-formation processes, that is inflection, derivation and compounding in Italian and Greek, students will deepen through exercises in the aforementioned morphological processes. Upon completion of the course students are expected to be able to design their own material for teaching the basic morphological processes of Italian both as a first and as a second/foreign language.
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 Work301.2
Reading Assigment301.2
Student Assessment
Attendance at class and participation in discussions, and solving exercises in the classroom is rewarded with 20% of the final grade. In case of impossibility of physical attendance, it is suggested that students practive on their own (by doing the suggested exercises) and send them to the instructor for the gradual involvement and consolidation of the course material. WRITTEN FINAL EXAMS (the examination covers the entire subject of the course). Students are expected to answer exercises (on linguistic theory and the application of linguistic analysis) and theory development questions. For the exercises the evaluation criteria are: 1. Accuracy. 2. Correctness. For the theoretical questions the evaluation criteria are the following: 1. Accuracy and clarity. 2. Avoiding 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)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Εγχειρίδια μαθήματος: Thornton, Anna Maria. 2005. Morfologia. Carocci
Additional bibliography for study
Crocco Galèas, G. 2007. Lezioni di morfologia I. Definizione ambiti e scopi, Salonicco: University Studio Press. Ράλλη, Α. 2012. Μορφολογία. Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Scalise, S, & Bisetto, A. 2008. La struttura delle parole. Bologna: Il Mulino. Ξυδόπουλος, Γ. 2008. Λεξικολογία, Αθήνα: Πατάκης. 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. Carstairs-McCarthy, A. 1992. Current Morphology. London: Routledge. Di Sciullo, A. M. & Williams, E. 1987. On the Definition of the Word. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. Grossmann, M. & Rainer, F. (ed.) 2004. La formazione delle parole in italiano. Berlin, Boston: Max Niemeyer Verlag. Haspelmath, M. & Sims, A. D. 2010. Understanding Morphology. Second edition. London: Hodder. Kiparsky, P. 1982. Lexical Phonology and Morphology. Seoul: Linguistics in the Morning Calm, Hanshin. Κρύσταλ, Ντ. 2003. Λεξικό γλωσσολογίας και φωνητικής. (Μτφρ. Γ. Ι. Ξυδόπουλος). Αθήνα: Πατάκης. Libben G., Gibson, Μ., Yoon,Υ. Β. & Sandra, D. 2003. Compound fracture: The role of semantic transparency and morphological headedness. Brain and language, vol 84 (1): 50-64. Lieber, R. 1980. On the Organization of the Lexicon. Ph.D. Diss., MIT. Lieber, R. 2010. Introducing Morphology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Mohanan, K. P. 1986 . The Theory of Lexical Phonology. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Dordrecht: D. Reidel. Olsen, S. 2000. Composition. In G. Booij, C. Lehmann, J. Mugdan, W. Kesselheim and S. Skopeteas (eds.) Morphologie, vol 1: 897. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. Πετρούνιας, Β. Ευ. 1993. Aρχές μορφολογικής ανάλυσης για λεξικογραφικούς σκοπούς. Αντί χγφ. Θεσσαλονίκη. Ralli, Α. 1988. Eléments de la Morphologie du Grec Moderne: La Structure du Verbe. Ph.D. Diss., University of Montreal. Ράλλη, Α. 2007. Η Σύνθεση Λέξεων. Διαγλωσσική Μορφολογική Προσέγγιση. Αθήνα : Eκδόσεις Πατάκη. Scalise, S. 1990. Morfologia e lessico: una prospecttiva generativista. Bologna: il Mulino. Scalise, S. 1992.Compounding in Italian. In Rivista di Linguistica 4/1: 175-200. Scalise, S. 1994. Μorfologia. Bologna: Il Mulino. Spencer, A. 1991. Morphological Theory. Oxford: Blackwell. Spencer, A. & Zwicky, M. A. (eds). 1998. The handbook of morphology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Zwicky, A. 1990. Syntactic words and morphological words, simple and composite. In G. Booij & J. van Marle (eds.), Yearbook of Morphology, 3, 201-216. Dordrecht: Foris.
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