School of Humanities

General Linguistics

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's study programme Slovene Studies (1st Level)

Objectives and competences

The course objectives include learning about the field of linguistics and analyzing linguistic data applying general principles of scientific theorizing and scientific thought.

Prerequisites

This is an introductory course and as such has no prerequisits.

Content (Syllabus outline)

This course is a general introduction to the field of linguistics, the analytic study of human languages. The course will focus primarily on the core areas of linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Broader topics in linguistics will also be explored, such as variation in linguistics (sociolinguistics and historical linguistics), cognitive linguistics (psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics), language acquisition, and linguistic typology.

Readings

- O’Grady, William et al. 1997 – 2005 (več izdaj). Contemporary Linguistics. Boston: Bedford.

- Golden, Marija. 1996 – 2001 (več izdaj). O jeziku in jezikoslovju. Ljubljana: UL FF.

- Izročki, izdani ob predavanjih

Assessment

1. midterm 2. final exam 3. occasional quizzes and homeworks

Lecturer's references

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. A note on sluicing and island repair. V: FRANKS, Steven (ur.). Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, The Third Indiana Meeting 2012, (Michigan Slavic Materials, vol. 59). Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 2013, str. 176-189. [COBISS.SI-ID 2781435]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. On Slovenian demonstrative reinforcers and the internal structure of demonstratives. V: HALUPKA-REŠETAR, Sabina (ur.). Selected papers from SinFonIJA 3. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2012, str. 76-104. [COBISS.SI-ID 2662907]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, NEVINS, Andrew. Two types of neuter : closest-conjunct agreement in the presence of ’5 and ups’. V: BROWNE, Wayles (ur.). Annual Workshop on Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics, The Second Cornell Meeting 2009, (Michigan Slavic Materials, vol. 56). Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, 2009 [i. e.] 2010, str. 301-317. [COBISS.SI-ID 1935867]

MARUŠIČ, Franc. Slovenian clitics have no unique syntactic position. V: ANTONENKO, Andrei (ur.), BAILYN, John F. (ur.), BETHIN, Christina Yurkiw (ur.). Annual workshop on formal approaches to Slavic linguistics : the Stony Brook meeting 2007, (Michigan Slavic materials, 53). Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications, cop. 2008, str. 266-281. [COBISS.SI-ID 967675]

MARUŠIČ, Franc. CP under control. V: ZYBATOW, Gerhild (ur.). Formal description of Slavic languages : the fifth conference, Leipzig 2003, (Linguistik international, 20). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, cop. 2008, str. 408-422. [COBISS.SI-ID 850171]

MARUŠIČ, Franc. Some thoughts on phase extension to a single interface. Theor. linguist., 2007, vol. 33, no. 1, str. 83-91. [COBISS.SI-ID 637947]

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ŽAUCER, Rok. The syntax of perdurative-prefixed verbs and the VP-internal/VP-external prefix distinction. V: ZIKOVÁ, Markéta (ur.), DOČEKAL, Mojmír (ur.). FDSL 8.5, 25. – 27. 2010, Brno. Slavic languages in formal grammar : proceedings of FDSL 8.5, Brno 2010, (Linguistik international, bd. 26). Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, cop. 2012, str. 339-355. [COBISS.SI-ID 2147835]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. On Slovenian demonstrative reinforcers and the internal structure of demonstratives. V: HALUPKA-REŠETAR, Sabina (ur.). Selected papers from SinFonIJA 3. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2012, str. 76-104. [COBISS.SI-ID 2662907]

ŽAUCER, Rok. The reflexive-introducing na- and the distinction between internal and external slavic prefixes. V: SMIRNOVA, Anastasia (ur.), MIHALIČEK, Vedrana (ur.), RESSUE, Lauren (ur.). Formal studies in Slavic linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, cop. 2010, str. 54-102. [COBISS.SI-ID 1411835]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. On clitic doubling in Gorica Slovenian. V: FRANKS, Steven (ur.), CHIDAMBARAM, Vrinda (ur.), JOSEPH, Brian D. (ur.). A linguist’s linguist : studies in South Slavic linguistics in honor of E. Wayles Browne. Bloomingdale: Slavica, 2009, str. 281-295. [COBISS.SI-ID 1109243]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. O določnem ta v pogovorni slovenščini (z navezavo na določno obliko pridevnika). Slavistična revija. [Tiskana izd.], jan.-jun. 2007, letn. 55, št. 1/2, str. 223-247. http://www.srl.si/sql_pdf/SRL_2007_1-2_15.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 700923]

MARUŠIČ, Franc, ŽAUCER, Rok. On the intensional feel-like construction in Slovenian : a case of a phonologically null verb. Nat. lang. linguist. theory, vol. 24, no. 4, str. 1093-1159. [COBISS.SI-ID 589563]

University course code: 1SI208

Year of study: 1

Semester: 1

Course principal:

Lecturer:

Assistant:

ECTS: 6

Workload:

  • Lectures: 40 hours
  • Exercises: 20 hours
  • Individual work: 120 hours

Course type: obligatory

Languages: slovene

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • recitations • homeworks