Spring 2024 Hungarian UN3343 section 001



Call Number 13427
Day & Time
T 2:40pm-3:55pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Day & Time
R 4:10pm-5:25pm
501 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Carol H Rounds
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course is designed for those curious about the structure of Hungarian - an unusual language with a complex grammar quite different from English, or, indeed, any Indo -European language. The study of Hungarian, a language of the Finno-Ugric family, offers the opportunity to learn about the phonology of vowel harmony, the syntax of topic-comment discourse, verb agreement with subjects and objects, highly developed case systems and possessive nominal paradigms. In addition to its inflectional profile, Hungarian derivation possibilities are vast, combinatory, and playful. During the semester we will touch upon all the important grammatical aspects of Hungarian and discuss them in relation to general linguistic principles and discourse, and finally, through some text analysis, see them in action. Although the primary discussion will center on Hungarian, we will draw on comparisons to other Finno-Ugric languages, most notably Finnish and Komi; students are encouraged to draw on comparisons with their own languages of interest. No prerequisite. Counts as Core Linguistics.
Web Site Vergil
Department Italian
Enrollment 2 students (20 max) as of 1:07PM Sunday, July 14, 2024
Subject Hungarian
Number UN3343
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Fee $10 Hungarian Course F
Fee $15 Language Resource
Section key 20241HNGR3343W001