REMgr16 Modern Greek Dialectology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022

The course is not taught in Spring 2022

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
REBcA25 Syntax of Modern Greek I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the seminar is:
- to provide the students with basic knowledge of dialectal situation in contemporary Greece;
- to provide a systematic interpretation of the theme, including theoretical introduction and history of Modern Greek dialects;
- to provide the students with basic knowledge of basic phonological, morphological, syntactic or lexical features of the dialects, especially these which are significantly different from the Common Modern Greek and cause considerable communicative barriers.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students understand basic theoretical problems of Modern Greek dialectology; they are able to describe basic distinctive features of the Modern Greek dialects and to use this skill while reading, listening and translating simple dialectal texts.
  • 1. Introduction to the theme. Definition of the term dialectology in Modern Greek.
  • 2. Language – dialect – idom. Isoglosses. Sociolects.
  • 3. Origins of Modern Greek dialects.
  • 4. Northern and Southern dialectal groups. Main distinctive features of Modern Greek dialects.
  • 5. Basic characteristics of the Pontic dialect.
  • 6. Basic characteristics of the Cappadocian and Tsakonian dialect.
  • 7. Basic characteristics of the Greek dialects in Southern Italy (Griko).
  • 8. Basic characteristics of the Cypriot Greek.
  • 9. Basic characteristics of the Cretan dialect.
  • 10. Basic characteristics of the idioms of south-eastern (Dodecanese, Cyclades, Chios) and north-eastern Aegean (Lesbos, Lemnos, Imbros, Samothrace).
  • 11. Basic characteristics of the Ionian islands idioms or Heptanese idioms.
  • 12. Basic characteristics of the Peloponnesian idioms.
  • 13. Basic characteristics of Northern Greek dialects and dialects of Asia Minor.
  • · Αναγνωστόπουλος, Γ. (1924): Εισαγωγή εις την νεοελληνική διαλεκτολογία. Περί της αρχής των Νεοελληνικών διαλέκτων. Επετηρίς της Εταιρείας Βυζαντινών Σπουδών 1: 93-108.
  • · Browning, R. (1969): Medieval and Modern Greek. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • · Dawkins, R. M. (1940): The Dialects of Modern Greek. Transactions of the Philological Society, 1-38.
  • · Hatzidakis, G. (1892): Einleitung in die neugriechische Grammatik. Leipzig.
  • · Horrocks, G. (2010): Greek: A History of the Language and its Speakers. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • · Καμπάκη-Βουγιουκλή, Π. (2009): Εισαγωγή στη νεοελληνική διαλεκτολογία κατά παράδοση. Ξάνθη: Σπανίδης.
  • · Κοντοσόπουλος, Ν. (2001): Διάλεκτοι και ιδιώματα της Νέας Ελληνικής. Αθήνα: Γρηγόρης.
  • · Newton, B. (1972): The generative interpretation of dialect. A study of Modern Greek phonology. Cambridge: CUP.
  • · Τριανταφυλλίδης, Μ. (1938): Νεοελληνική Γραμματική. 1ος τόμ., Ιστορική εισαγωγή. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών.
  • · Trudgill, P. (2000): Modern Greek dialects: A preliminary classification. Journal of Greek Linguistics 4: 45-63.
  • · Υπουργείο Εθνικής Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων και Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας (1999): Διαλεκτικοί θύλακοι της ελληνικής γλώσσας. Αθήνα.
  • · Υπουργείο Εθνικής Παιδείας και Θρησκευμάτων και Κέντρο Ελληνικής Γλώσσας (2000): Η Ελληνική Γλώσσα και οι Διάλεκτοί της. Αθήνα.
Teaching methods
Lecture, readings and texts interpretation. The lecture is supplemented with reading and analysis of selected dialectal texts and listening audio materials.
Assessment methods
Credits are given at the end of the semester after the passing of the final written test (for scoring 70 %) which consists of a) questions concerning the discussed topics, b) translating and analysing selected dialectal texts.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.

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