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Research Seminar in Historical Linguistics and Typology I: Theories and Methods

General details of the subject

Mode
Face-to-face degree course
Language
Spanish

Description and contextualization of the subject

In this research seminar we will study, on the one hand, the differences between the approaches to historical change in different linguistic schools and, on the other hand, the new advances in the study of historical syntax. The approaches we will study in this course will be the following: traditional approaches (especially, descriptive typology), functional approaches (description and possible solutions for classical problems in syntax), and generative approaches (the study of diachrony by applying the last advances in the study of syntax at a synchronic level).

Teaching staff

NameInstitutionCategoryDoctorTeaching profileAreaE-mail
MADARIAGA PISANO, NEREAUniversity of the Basque CountryProfesorado Titular De UniversidadDoctorBilingualSlavic Philology nerea.madariaga@ehu.eus

Competencies

NameWeight
Capacidad de comprender aspectos generales y específicos de la evolución de las lenguas (en periodos históricos y prehistóricos), del establecimiento de familias lingüísticas y de la reconstrucción de protolenguas.25.0 %
Capacidad de identificar las propiedades de las distintos modelos recientes sobre el cambio lingüístico (tanto en fonología como en morfología, sintaxis o léxico).25.0 %
Capacidad de comprender y aplicar la metodología de las propuestas teóricas fundamentales actualmente en vigor sobre la evolución de las lenguas y sus relaciones genéticas.25.0 %
Capacidad de elaborar reseñas críticas de obras relacionadas con los temas tratados en el curso y dar respuesta a problemas específicos relacionados con el cambio lingüístico así como con la clasificación y reconstrucción de lenguas.25.0 %

Study types

TypeFace-to-face hoursNon face-to-face hoursTotal hours
Lecture-based18018
Applied classroom-based groups12012
Applied computer-based groups04545

Training activities

NameHoursPercentage of classroom teaching
Expositive classes20.0100 %
Presentations and Papers20.050 %
Readings35.00 %

Assessment systems

NameMinimum weightingMaximum weighting
Attendance and participation20.0 % 40.0 %
Presentations60.0 % 80.0 %

Ordinary call: orientations and renunciation

Work in class and exercises (Nerea)

Essay and exercises in class (Iker)

This evaluation system is designed for face-to-face teaching and will be adapted in the event that we enter a new state of health emergency and have to go to virtual teaching. In this case, the updated version of the program and the new evaluation system will be posted in the Egela virtual classroom

Extraordinary call: orientations and renunciation

Work in class and exercises (Nerea)

Essay and exercises in class (Iker)

This evaluation system is designed for face-to-face teaching and will be adapted in the event that we enter a new state of health emergency and have to go to virtual teaching. In this case, the updated version of the program and the new evaluation system will be posted in the Egela virtual classroom

Temary

(i) Brief review about historical linguistics in the traditional, functional and generative approaches;

(ii) General overview about syntactic change in the different approaches: reanalysis and related phenomena (grammaticalization and analogy);

(iii) General overview of recent advances concerning the relationship between syntactic change and language contact (calquing, contact-induced grammaticalization, replica grammaticalization and syntactic borrowing)

Bibliography

Basic bibliography

Hock, H. H., 1991, Principles of Historical Linguistics. Berlin-New York: Mouton de Gryter.

Joseph, B. D. & R. D. Janda (eds.), 2003, Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.

Durie, M. & M. Ross (eds.), 1996, The Comparative Method Reviewed, Oxford: OUP.

Fox, A., 1995, Linguistic Reconstruction: An Introduction to Theory and Method, Oxford: OUP.

Journals

Diachronica

Journal of Historical Linguistics

Historische Sprachforschung

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