Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID280000628

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
  • French (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Analytical thinking, ability to process and analyze (language) data
Learning Outcomes
Basic goals of the course: • to present the basic principles of morphology and the analytical tools and methods of morphological research, • to acquaint the students with the typological diversity of languages and the important morphological features of specific languages/language families, • to provide the theoretical background for the morphological description and analysis of linguistic systems. Moreover, the course incorporates methodological tools that aim at ameliorating the fruitful application of received knowledge to real life problem solving and, ultimately, the establishment of a strong link between the academic studies and the job market. More specifically: • the students will deepen their understanding of theoretical and methodological problems pertaining to the teaching aspects of the grammar of natural languages, • the students will become familiar with new areas of research that exploit the results of morphological analysis for experimental research and lexical processing, and ultimately emphasize the complexity of natural language. After the successful completion of the course, the students will be able: • to describe and analyze the basic morphological structures of Greek and other languages, • to process and manage a wide variety of language data, • to apply specific models of analysis within the generative framework, • to construct language activities and exercises for (a) teaching Greek as a native language and (b) teaching Greek as a second/foreign language.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
week 1: What is morphology, methods of morphological analysis week 2 & 3: What is the 'word'? Criteria of word hood and types of words; words, lestemes and lexemes; lexical integrity week 4 & 5: Lexical recognition and models; factors that affect lexical recognition; processing of lexical ambiguity week 6 & 7: Words decomposed; Item-and-Arrangement; Item-and-Process; Allomorphy; the structure of the Mental Lexicon week 8: Declensional morphology; paradigms. syncretism; typology week 9: Processing of inflectional morphology; experimental findings; models of analysis (symbolic rules, analogies, hybrid models) week 10: Derivational morphology; Principle of Compositionality; Drawing morphological trees week 11: Processing of derived words; experimental findings; the effects of frequency, productivity, etc. week 12: Word formation processes (compounds, acronyms, truncations, etc.); processing of compounds/acronyms week 13: Summary and conclusions
morphology, inflection, derivation, lexical processing, word formation processes, lexical integrity, Mental Lexicon
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • book chapters/articples
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
The lectures are supported by audiovisual material (slides, sound files, videos, etc.) . The course must take place in a fully-equipped lab which, unfortunately, is lacking.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment411.5
Student Assessment
Written exam (100%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
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