Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007093

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 230
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. aAngeliki Athanasiadou-Gerothanasi
2. bThomai Dalpanagioti
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Become familiar with the fundamental concepts of Linguistics • Acquire the skill of applying theoretical concepts to everyday data analysis • Develop scientific and critical thinking • Embrace linguistic/cultural tolerance
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course aims at familiarizing students with the fundamental principles and main concepts of contemporary linguistic science. It starts with a general discussion of the nature and properties of language and continues with its social and cognitive functions. Specific topics include: language and communication; first language acquisition; language and meaning; language and culture; language and variation; language and interaction
sign, distribution, innateness, speech acts, cooperative principle, inference, turn-taking, dialects, relativity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
sound & image files, TV programs, internet videos (e.g. YouTube), poewrpoint presentations
Course Organization
Reading Assigment602.4
Student Assessment
Class participation, Written final exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
—Yule, George (2010). The Study of Language. Singapore: Cambridge University Press. 4th edition
Additional bibliography for study
— Saussure, Ferdinand de (1974). Course in General Linguistics. Charles Bally & Albert Sechehaye (eds), with Albert Riedlinger. Fontana. [Call No: P121.S363] Chapter 1 (pp. 65-70), Chapter 3 (pp. 7-15), Chapter 4 (pp. 111-117) — Chandler, Daniel. Semiotics for Beginners.  Ch. 2 Signs — O’ Grady, William, Michael Dobrovolsky & Mark Aronoff (1993). Contemporary Linguistics: An Introduction. New York: St. Martin’s Press.  Ch. 14 (pp. 500-505) — Hudson, Grover (2000). Essential Introductory Linguistics. Malden, Mass. /Oxford: Blackwell Publishers. [Call No: P121.H746] Chapter 1 (pp. 1-6) — Lyons, John (1981). Language and Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Call No: P121.L9] Chapter 1 (pp. 17-27) — Lyons, John (1995). Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Call No: P106.L9] Chapter 1 (pp. 38-52), Chapter 2 (pp. 53-59, 70-81) — Fromkin, Victoria, Nina Hyams & Robert Rodman (2007). An Introduction to Language. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth (8th Edition). [Call No: P106.F75, 1993] Chapter 1, Chapter 2 (Language and Brain development, pp. 52-56), Chapter 4 (pp. 158-161), Chapter 5 (Pragmatics, pp. 199-207), Chapter 8 (pp. 313-322, 340- 341), Chapter 10 (pp. 409-427, 430-434, 437-440, 446-451) — Meyer, Charles F. (2009). Introducing English Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 4 (pp. 80-86, 93-94, 102-108) — Yule, George (1996). Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Call No: P99.4.P72Y85]  Chapter 5 (pp. 44-46), Chapter 6 (pp. 48-56), Chapter 8 (pp.71-82) — Bloomer, Aileen, Patrick Griffths & Andrew John Merrison (2005). Introducing Language in Use. London/New York: Routledge.  Chapter 2 (38-64), Chapter 3 (pp. 95-100) — Iordanidou, Anna & Jannis Androutsopoulos (2001). Youth slang in Modern Greek. In Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Marianna Spanaki (eds) A Reader in Greek Sociolinguistics, 285-302. Oxford etc.: Peter Lang. — Makri-Tsilipakou, Marianthi (1987). Language, the sexes and the teacher of English. Journal of Applied Linguistics 3: 66-87.
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