GRAMMATICAL COMPETNCE IN CEFR: A MODERN GREEK MORPHOLOGICAL CURRICULUM

This project provides a language and context-specific adaptation of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), as it involves the design of a Reference Level Description for the grammatical competence in Modern Greek (MG). In an attempt to enrich the rather poor descriptive linguistic and pedagogic material with respect to morphology, we propose a morphological curriculum for learners of MG as a first/second/ foreign language in primary and secondary school.
Οur work focuses on the design of a specific framework where both levels and descriptors (MG derivational and inflectional affixes) have been mapped against the actual linguistic material drawn from the on-line school textbooks corpora on the Centre of the Greek Language (CGL) Platform.
In order to group affixes into levels of language proficiency according to their difficulty, several criteria were taken in to account:
1.    token frequency (among the 2.000.000 tokens existent in the CGL school written corpora)
2.    availability of the formation rules in the speakers' competence (e.g. neologisms)
3.    profitability, reflected in the affixes' quantitative properties
4.    register
5.    regularity, i.e. predictability of a word's meaning as a the result of the affix form and meaning
6.    field, i.e. the learners' special needs
7.    L2 cognates.
Given the previous theoretical premise, we aspire to provide a framework both theoretically sound and
practically-oriented.

Referent/in - Presenter/s

  • Dr. Maria Mitsiaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
  • Anna Anastassiadis-Symeonidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Zeit / Time

  • Samstag / Saturday, 25. Februar 2017
  • 12:30 - 13:05 Uhr

Raum / Room

GW2 B3.850

Sprache / Language

Englisch / English