Academic year
2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LM0640 (AF:231277 AR:112973)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
Course objectives
This course offers a structural description of the morphology and the syntax of the contemporary Slavic languages from a comparative point of view.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The course presents a contrastive analysis of selected topics in the morphology and the syntax of the contemporary Slavic languages. Selected topics to be discussed feature: the grammatical categories of Tense, Aspect, Mood and their syntactic representation; the grammar of Case and of definiteness; the structure of the noun phrase; clitic pronouns and cliticization patterns; word order and information structure; subject-verb agreement. The course will also introduce basic notions and methods of modern linguistic theory relevant for the comparative study of the Slavic languages.
Referral texts
Basic references
Comrie B., G. Stone, D. Short & G. Corbett "Slavonic Languages" in B. Comrie (ed.) The Major Languages of Eastern Europe. Routledge, London 1990, pp. 56-143
Dvornik F. The Slavs: their early history and civilization, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston 1956
Fici Giusti F. Le lingue slave moderne, Unipress, Padova 2001
Franks S. Parameters of Slavic morphosyntax, Oxford University Press, New York 1995.
Siewierska, A. & L. Uhlirova, "An Overview of Word Order in Slavic Languages." In A. Siewierska (ed.) Constituent Order in the Languages of Europe. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin / New York, Eurotyp 20.1, 1998, pp. 105-149.
Sussex Roland and Paul Cubberley. The Slavic Languages. Cambridge Language Surveys. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press 2006

Additional references
Benacchio R., L. Renzi, CLITICI SLAVI E ROMANZI. CLESP, Padova 1987.
Franks S., T.H. King. A HANDBOOK OF SLAVIC CLITICS. Oxford University Press, New York 2000.

Type of exam
Assessment methods
The students' progress will be verified with a research task and the finel exam.
Teaching methods
Teaching language
  • Lecture notes, material for reference or for self-assessment available online or as e-book