LINGUIST List 29.1860

Wed May 02 2018

Summer Schools: The Modern Greek in its Mediterranean Context (MGMC 2018)/Greece

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Date: 27-Apr-2018
From: Konstantinos Sampanis <>
Subject: The Modern Greek in its Mediterranean Context (MGMC 2018)/Greece
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Host Institution:

Dates: 25-Aug-2018 - 01-Sep-2018
Location: City of Rhodes, Rhodes Island, Greece

Focus: The MGMC 2018 offers courses concerning the following topics: a. Modern Greek Language for beginners b. History of the Greek Language and its Speakers c. Language Contact in Eastern Mediterranean region d. The Communities of Rhodes and their languages
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum
Special Qualifications: Academic linguistic training is not required. A good knowledge of basic grammatical terms and a keen interest in the history of Greek are the only prerequisites.

"The Modern Greek language in its Mediterranean Context" (MGMC 2018) Summer School offers a unique opportunity to combine vacations on the island of Rhodes with courses of Modern Greek and a thorough introduction to the history and the main hallmarks of the language. The participants will acquire a basic grammar and communication knowledge , they will be consulted how to continue their learning process at home and they can create networks with Greek-speaking persons.

Moreover, they will be able to attend a linguistically-founded but easily comprehensible introduction to the History of Greek so that they develop a better understanding about the language and its speakers. The Summer School will also emphasize the contact of the Greek-speaking world with neighbouring civilizations within the context of the Eastern Mediterranean while the intercultural milieu of the city of Rhodes is the ideal location to trace this interaction.

At the end of the course the participants are expected to have reached the following goals:

a. They will be able to read the Modern Greek alphabet.
b. They will be able to perform short dialogues (small talk) and will acquire an elementary vocabulary.
c. They will get a systematic overview of the Greek Grammar.
d. They will get familiar with basic stages of the history of the Greek language.
e. They will get familiar with the interaction of Greek with other languages of the region from a sociolinguistic perspective.

Whom is this Summer School for?

The MGMC Summer School is open to everyone interested in learning the basics of Modern Greek and acquire a good understanding of its history. While most language courses entail no academic component in their programme, MGMC brings together language learning and social and historical linguistics so that the formation of the Modern Greek language is better understood. Linguists, Classicists, Researchers of Cultural Contacts with specialization in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean region can profit from the programme.

The language courses will be oriented to provide the basics for communication and for further learning, while the linguistic courses will offer an in-depth understanding about the diachrony of the Greek language.

The Summer School aims at being systematic but not exhaustively intensive. The language instruction will go on also outdoors and the participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learnt in their free time. Further activities will be also planned.

MGMC ECTS Acknowledgement (2 ECTS credits)

All Participants will receive a certification of attendance that allocates 2 ECTS points under the condition that they succesfully complete the course. It is expected that the participants attend all language and linguistic courses and contribute actively to the course.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Languages: Greek, Modern

Language Families: Indo-European

Tuition: 190 EUR
Registration: 28-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018
Contact Person: Konstantinos Sampanis

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
You can apply by filling in the Application Form that is online available on the page of the Summer School

Page Updated: 02-May-2018