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Linguistics Courses for Modern Greek Studies

Semester 03

MΦΓ27: Structure of Modern Greek: Syntax

The class investigates the syntax of Greek on the basis of findings from current linguistic research. This investigation, although using the methodological tools of linguistics, does not involve a framework of a specific linguistic theory but rather aims at description. The goal of the class is familiarization with the system of the syntax of Greek. Topics examined include componentiality and the definition of categories, the morphosyntactic realization of nominal and verbal grammatical features and issues of sentential syntax, such as null subjects, dependent clauses, weak pronouns and word order.

  • Tutor: Vassilis Spyropoulos

Semester 04

MΦΓ28: Structure of Modern Greek: Morphology, Phonology, Semantics, Vocabulary

The class is offered to students of Classics and Modern Greek specializations with the aim of offering a basic introduction, mainly, to semantics and, second, to Morphology through the study of Modern Greek vocabulary. The vocabulary has been chosen for two reasons: a) because through it all levels of linguistic analysis can be studies, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantic and pragmatics, b) because vocabulary development is a basic goal of teaching a mother tongue in school and c) because the acquisition of vocabulary is a basic goal of teaching a foreign language. The emphasis of the class is on semantics, but with a focus on productive morphology.

Tutors: Amalia Moser and George Markopoulos

Semester 07

ΜΦΓ17: Text Linguistics-Discourse Analysis

The object of the class is the linguistic analysis of texts (spoken and written, literary and non-literary), as well as the broader dimension of discourse. Its aim is familiarization with the principles and methods of text analysis in different contexts (e.g. conversation, narrative, media texts, legal and political discourse, advertisements etc). Topic to be discussed include the principles of communication, the relation of text and context, text types (theory and typology), cohesion devices, the differences between written and spoken and narrative and non-narrative discourse, textuality principles, as well as several text signals and relations. Discourse analysis is related to social parameters and teaching applications.

  • Tutor: Stamatia Koutsoulelou

Semester 08

ΜΦΓ20: Sociolinguistics

The class discusses the basic principles, issues and research that concern the relation of language to society.

  • Tutor: Spyridoula Bella