Units of Study

MGRK3602 - Languages of the Greek Diaspora

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Panayota Nazou
Phone: +61 2 9351 7104
Email: panayota.nazou@sydney.edu.au


This course examines Greek bilingualism from a historical and sociolinguistic perspective, including a brief comparative study of Katharevousa, its phonetics, morphology and syntax. This unit also looks at sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism in relation to Greeks of the Diaspora, with special emphasis on different forms of expression in a variety of contexts.


2000wd essay (30%), 2x class projects equiv to 1500wds (30%), 2500wd take home exercise (40%)


1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 senior credit points in Modern Greek




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In addition to the core language studies units, the undergraduate program includes other units of study that deal with cultural and literary themes and translation. The following is a list of units that are currently offered on rotation each year.

  • MGRK2603 Style and Expression
  • MGRK2604 Comparison of Greek and English
  • MGRK2605 Theory and Practice of Translation B
  • MGRK2606 Varieties and Registers
  • MGRK2609 Theory and Practice of Translation A
  • MGRK2621 Greek Modernism
  • MGRK2622 The Other Road to Greek Modernity
  • MGRK2631 Cultural Identities
  • MGRK2633 Social Norms/Stereotypes in Greek Cinema
  • MGRK2652 Politics and Politicians in Greece
  • MGRK2653 Sex, Drugs and Music in Modern Greece
  • MGRK2655 Modern Greek Art
  • MGRK2657 Greece and the European Imaginary
  • MGRK2675 New Testament Greek and its World A
  • MGRK2676 New Testament Greek and its World B
  • MGRK2682 Sports and Contemporary Culture
  • MGRK2691 Sociolinguistics in the Greek Diaspora
  • MGRK3692 Theories of Literature