REBcA25 Syntax of Modern Greek I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Bočková Loudová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Bc. Kateřina Bočková Loudová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 A22
Prerequisites (in Czech)
REBcA04 Modern Greek Grammar IV
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The course follows the basics of syntax dealt with in the introductory four-semester course of Modern Greek language. The aim of the lecture is to systematically deal with, in both theory and practice, sentence and complex-compound sentence syntax while applying the theory of dependency syntax.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will understand the principles of the theory of the topic-comment in Greek. They will be capable of applying the dealt with syntactic phenomena in active and passive translation of Modern Greek texts and use the acquired skills in translating sentences and non-sentence constructions of subordinate clauses adequate in meaning.
  • 1) Greek linguistic terminology.
  • 2) Topic-comment.
  • 3) Non-sentence constructions.
  • 4) Word order of Greek sentence.
  • 5) Hypotaxis, parataxis.
  • 6) Paratactic constuctions in Modern Greek.
  • 7) Particles. Negation.
  • 8) Content clauses I.
  • 9) Content clauses II - clauses expressing fear.
  • 10) Content clauses III containing personal voluntative verbs.
  • 11)Content clauses III containing impersonal voluntative verbs.
  • 12) Content clauses IV - indirect questions.
  • 13) Revision.
  • HOLTON, David, Peter MACKRIDGE and Irene PHILIPPAKI-WARBURTON. Greek : a comprehensive grammar. Edited by Vassilios Spyropoulos. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2012. xxxvii, 64. ISBN 9780415598019. info
  • HOLTON, David and Peter MACKRIDGE. Grammatiki tis ellinikis glossas. 1st ed. Athina: Ekdosis Pataki, 1999. 495 pp. ISBN 960-378-082-0. info
  • KLERIS, Ch. and G. BABINIOTIS. Grammatiki tis neas ellinikis. Domoliturjiki - epikinoniaki. II. To rima. I organosi tu minymatos. 1st ed. Athina: Ellinika grammata, 1999. 392 pp. ISBN 960-344-572-X. info
  • KLERIS, Ch. and G. BABINIOTIS. Grammatiki tis neas ellinikis. Domoliturjiki - epikinoniaki. III. Ta epirimatika stichia. I exidikevsi tu minymatos. Athina: Ellinika grammata, 2001. 274 pp. ISBN 960-393-551-4. info
  • HESSE, Rolf. Syntax of the Modern Greek Verbal System. The Use of the Forms, Particularly in Combination with "tha" and "na". 2nd Revised Edition. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2003. 141 pp. ISBN 87-7289-823-2. info
  • MACKRIDGE, Peter. I neoelliniki glossa. Perigrafiki analysi tis neoellinikis kinis. Ekdosis Pataki. Athina, 1987. info
  • TZARTZANOS, Achill. Neoelliniki syntaxis (tis kinis dimotikis). reprint 2. vydání (1963). Thessaloniki: Ekd. ikos adelfon Kyriakidi, 1996. 325 pp. Tomos B'. ISBN 960-343-092-7. info
  • Themata neoellīnikīs syntaxīs : theōria, askīseis. Edited by Dimitra Theofanopoulou-Kontou - M. Galaxoula. Athīna: Ethniko kai Kapodistriako Panepistīmio Athīnōn, 1998. 144 s. ISBN 9608468132. info
  • SARAFIDOU, Triantafyllia. Themata syntaxis kai logou tis neas ellinikis glossas. 2i ekdosi. Athina: Ath. Stamoulis, 2003. 237 s. ISBN 9603514543. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, practice (syntax excercises, sentence translations), homeworks.
Assessment methods
The course ends with a written test at the end of semester. There are two parts of the test: the theoretical and the practical (a translation from Czech into Greek). Should students fail either of the two parts of the examination (the required minimum is 70 %), the examination is marked with an F (fail) and students must re-sit both the parts of the examination.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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