Instructor: Costas Canakis

Code number: L-300
Type of Module/Course: Obligatory
Year of Study: 2ο 
Semester: 3ο
Number of ects allocated:(ECTS): 5
Νumber of teaching units: 3

    Content outline This course introduces students to linguistics, the study of natural language, from both a formal and a functional perspective. It covers the basic principles of linguistic theory, putting emphasis on the levels of linguistic analysis (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). As the course addresses the basic theoretical needs of students in the social sciences, it also examines the socio-functional aspect of language (pragmatics, sociolinguistics), ultimately aiming at connecting the study of language as a cognitive phenomenon to the study of a language as a specific communicative code, i.e., as a kind of socially positioned reality and experience.

    Learning outcomes: The course aims at familiarizing students in the social sciences with the general principles of (structural and generative) linguistics and, more specifically, a) with the formal study of all levels of linguistic analysis and b) with functional aspects of language. The knowledge acquired by the students promotes an understanding of language as a complex phenomenon with cognitive and social basis, while the relevant skills allow them to analyze linguistic phenomena of various levels in a systematic way.

    Prerequisites : None

    Recommended Reading:

    a) Basic Textbooks :

    Φιλιππάκη-Warburton, Ει. 1995. Εισαγωγή στη θεωρητική γλωσσολογία [Introduction to theoretical Linguistics]. Αθήνα: Νεφέλη.

    Lyons, John. 1995. Εισαγωγή στη γλωσσολογία [Introduction to Linguistics]. Αθήνα: Πατάκης.

    b) Additional References :

    Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: Lectures, discussion, exercises

    Assessment/Grading Methods: Final written examination

    Language of Instruction: Greek

    Μode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning): Face-to-face