AM3a
Grammar of
Basque

Time and place:
Tuesdays 14:00–16:00; 14:0.15
Haus 25, Room F101
Other information:
Get it here

Contact:
vicente@uni-potsdam.de
Office:
Campus Golm, 14:3.29

Office hours:
By email appointment.
Walk-ins also possible, subject
to availability

Next important dates:
May 7: submit
Reading Assignment #1

May 14: No class
(Luis in Leiden)

Schedule
Class 1 (April 9)
Class 2 (April 16)
Class 3 (April 23)
Class 4 (April 30)
Class 5 (May 7)
No class on May 14
Class 6 (May 21)
Class 7 (May 28)
Class 8 (June 4)
Class 9 (June 11)
Class 10 (June 18)
June 25: presentations (I)
July 2: presentations (II)
July 9: presentations (III)

Final Results

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Final Reading Assignment results

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Student presentations

June 25

July 2

July 9

Reading assignment 3

Due on Monday July 9 at 23:59 (you have two weeks for this assignment because it is a longer paper and you are busy with the end of the semester). Send your answers to vicente@uni-potsdam.de, in either .pdf or .txt format (no .doc, .docx, or .rtf, please). For reference, you can check your scores in Reading Assignments #1 and #2 here. Remember that the final grade for this part of the course will be an average of your two best assignments.

Class 8–10: Intro to auxiliaries and agreement

Reading assignment 2

Due on Monday, June 3, at 23:59. Send your answers to vicente@uni-potsdam.de in either .pdf or .txt format (no .rtf/.doc/.docx, please).

List of Hausarbeit topics

You can use this list to help each other, if your chosen topics overlap.

Class 7: more on VP structure

Class 6: VP structure and obligatory scrambling

Possible Hausarbeit topics

Please keep in mind that part of the point of writing a Hausarbeit is to test your ability to identify a topic and finding relevant data and literature. The following guidelines are meant as a suggestion, but you are not limited to these topics. Given that this is primarily a typology course, it is also acceptable (in fact, you are encouraged) to compare a specific aspect of Basque with the same aspect in other language or languages of your choice.

The following are examples of possible topics, but there are many more. The following books should provide plenty of information too. Most, if not all of them, should be available either in one of the UP libraries, in StaBi Berlin, or in the FU libraries. Additionally, you should also have a look at HiTT, the Basque research group of theoretical linguistics, and HEB, the bilingualism group, where you can find plenty of information about Basque linguists and their current work.

If all of this is not enough for you to find a suitable Hausarbeit, please get in contact with me and we will arrange a meeting. Keep in mind that I will expect you to come to this meeting with some idea about what you want to do.

Reading assignment 1

Due on Monday, May 6 at 23:59.

Class 4: focus and word order (II)

Class 3: focus and word order

Class 2: basic phonology and prosody of Basque

Class 1: general introduction to the Basque language

Readings

Reference books (you can borrow them from me, if you need to).