LaTrobe-Varieties of Modern Greek

Subject 922-188 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009.

Credit Points: 18.75
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: .
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

In this subject students learn to identify the characteristics of phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon which distinguish informal, colloquial and non-standard varieties of Modern Greek from the formal standard language. Theories of linguistic variation, including differences between spoken and written forms, informal and formal style/registers, and regional/social dialects, are studied with specific reference to Modern Greek. The impact on the Greek language of globalisation, information technology and political correctness are also considered. Linguistic skills will also be extended through projects developed and reported on in class, and involving interaction with the local Greek community.

Objectives: .

Regular assignments and class exercises of 1500 words 30, a 750 word project 15 (due in week 10), a 2-hour written test 40 (due at the end of semester) and a 15-minute oral/aural test 15 (due at the end of semester). Third year students will be expected to show a greater achievement of discipline-specific skills in their written work than second year students.

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • have enhanced their oral-aural and literacy skills in standard Modern Greek and their capacity to function in communities whose culture is encoded in this language, whether in Australia or overseas;

  • have acquired: the essential cultural knowledge required for effective communication, the linguistic means to explore Modern Greek culture, and an appropriate understanding of the structure of the language;

  • be trained to communicate in a different linguistic and cultural code which should enhance their mental agility and their awareness of cultural diversity.


Special enrolment arrangements apply. Students must contact the Faculty of Arts Office for application forms and further details.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Modern Greek Major

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