Introduction to Slavistic Studies

Introduction to Slavistic Studies

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Šekli Matej

1. Historical linguistics: language change: sound change, analogy (levelling, four-part analogy), languages in contact; formation of idioms (chronolects, geolects, sociolects); linguistic diversity and linguistic affiliation; comparative lingusitics and the reconstruction of ancestor language (the comparative methed, the method of reconstruction); linguistic classifications of idioms (genealogy, tipology, sociolinguistics).
2. Proto-Indo-European and the problem of the Indo-European homeland, difusion of Indo-Europeans, the satem vs. centum division, Indo-European linguistic branches, Indo-European languages, Proto-Balto-Slavic, Proto-Slavic and the problem of the Slavic homeland, difusion of Slavs.
3. Overview of linguistic system (i.e. grammar and lexicon) of Proto-Slavic following the linguistic layers and linguistic disciplines with special regard to the modern Slavic langugages: phonetics and phonology, flexional morphology, derivational morphology, syntax, lexicology.
4. Proto-Slavic and the neighbouring languages after the difusion of the Slavs; Slavia continua and Slavia submersa; Slavic languages (genealogical and sociolinguistic classification, the Balkan language league); Old Church Slavonic as the first Slavic litterary language; the Freising Fragments; Slavic cultures (Slavia Orthodoxa and Slavia Romana).