Course Information
Title in GermanAusgewählte Themen der Phonologie und Phonetik
SchoolGerman Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600018095

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Germanikīs Glṓssas kai Filologías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 35
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Programme of Study: PPS School of German Language and Literature

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
General Prerequisites
Students must be familiarized with the basic principles and concepts of phonetics and phonology, discussed in the course "Linguistics II".
Learning Outcomes
With the completion of the seminar the students will: • be familiar with the definitions and concepts of phonetics and phonology, • being able to compile and analyze auditory material for experimental research, • examine the acoustic properties of the German and Greek speech sounds, • make detailed comparisons of the vocal characteristics of the German and Greek languages and • develop the ability to analyze language errors that occur when learning German as a 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
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this seminar we will deal with the basic principles of articulatory and acoustic phonetics. The mechanism of producing speech sounds is analyzed, especially the individual subsystems that make up the speech production. Various concepts of acoustic phonetics are presented, such as the frequencies and the formants. With the use of software for the analysis of audio material such as Audacity and Praat a detailed presentation and a comparison of the sounds of the German and Greek language is made. It also analyzes various phonological phenomena, such as assimilation, elimination and co-articulation. Finally, the problems of distinguishing between new and similar sounds in the German and Greek languages are examined.
Acoustic Analysis, Phonetics, Phonology, Phonetic Development, Second / Foreign Language Learning / Acquisition
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • 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
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching. • Use of ICT in Student Evaluation • Use of ICT in Communication with Students.
Course Organization
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Πετρούνιας, Ε. Β. (2002). Νεοελληνική γραμματική και συγκριτική («αντιπαραθετική») ανάλυση: Τόμος Α΄ φωνητική και εισαγωγή στη φωνολογία: Μέρος Α΄ Θεωρία. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ζήτη. Balassi, E. (2002). Phonetik/Phonologie und Ausspracheschulung. 2 Bände, (Postgraduiertenstudium in Deutsch als Fremdsprache), Πάτρα: Ελληνικό Ανοιχτό Πανεπιστήμιο. Nespor, M. (1999). Φωνολογία (Προσαρμογή στα ελληνικά Α. Ράλλη). Αθήνα: Εκδ. Πατάκη. Ladefoged, P. (2007). Εισαγωγή στη Φωνητική. (Μτφρ. Μ. Μπαλταζάνη.) Αθήνα:Εκδ. Πατάκη.
Additional bibliography for study
Κοντοσόπουλος, Ν., Ξηρομερίτης, Ν. & Τσίτσα, Α. (1988). «Ακουστικές έρευνες επί των νεοελληνικών φθόγγων», Γλωσσολογία 5-6, 103-122. Νικολακάκης, Ε. (2006). Ακουστική ανάλυση φωνηέντων στη διαγλώσσα Ελληνικών-Γερμανικών (Διπλωματική Μεταπτυχιακή Εργασία), Θεσσαλονίκη: Α.Π.Θ. Νικολακάκης, Ε. (2014). Η ανάπτυξη του φωνητικού συστήματος κατά την εκμάθηση της γερμανικής ως ξένης γλώσσας: επίδραση ενδογλωσσικών και εξωγλωσσικών παραγόντων, Διδακτορική διατριβή. Θεσσαλονίκη: Α.Π.Θ. Flege, J. E. (1987). “The production of “new” and “similar” phones in a foreign language: evidence for the effect of equivalence classification”, Journal of Phonetics 15, 47-65. Gut, U. (2009). Non native speech: A corpus-based analysis of phonological and phonetic properties of L2 English and German, Frankfurt am Main – Oxford: Peter Lang. Iivonen, A. (1987). “Monophthonge des gehobenen Wienerdeutsch”, Folia Linguistica 21, 293-336. Jongman, A., Fourakis, M. & Sereno, J. A. (1989). “The acoustic vowel space of Modern Greek and German”, Language and Speech 32/3, 221-248. Jørgensen, H. P. (1969). “Die gespannten und ungespannten Vokale in der norddeutschen Hochsprache mit einer spezifischen Untersuchung der Struktur ihrer Formantenfrequenzen”, Phonetica 19, 217-245. Maddieson, R. (1984). Patterns of sounds, Cambridge – New York: Cambridge University Press. Moyer, A. (2013). Foreign accent: the phenomenon of non-native speech. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ramers, K. H. (1988). Vokalquantität und –qualität im Deutschen, Tübingen: Niemeyer (= Linguistische Arbeiten 213).
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