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  Modern Greek Studies at Brown University
The Modern Greek Studies Program is committed to offering instruction in four basic areas: Greek language, literature, history, and anthropology from the age of the Enlightenment to the present.
Its aim is to present modern Greek civilization in the context of European history and culture, and more generally that of the modern world.
Courses in modern Greek language were first offered in the early 1970s at Brown.
www.brown.edu /Departments/Modern_Greek_Studies   (196 words)

  Greek language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek has been written in the Greek alphabet (the first to introduce vowels), since the 9th century BC in Greece (before that in Linear B), and the 4th century BC in Cyprus (before that in Cypriot syllabary).
Medieval Greek: The continuation of Hellenistic Greek during medieval Greek history as the official and vernacular (if not the literary nor the ecclesiastic) language of the Byzantine Empire, and continued to be used until, and after the fall of that Empire in the 15th century.
Greek is the official language of Greece where it is spoken by about 99.5% of the population.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_language   (2606 words)

 Modern Greek article - Modern Greek vernacular language Greece Ancient Greek Ottoman Empire Dhimotiki - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern Greek is the present vernacular language of Greece, and is descended from Ancient Greek.
Modern Greek was divided into Dhimotiki ("demotic," "of the people", a term similar to "vernacular") and Katharevousa.
Dhimotiki was the language of daily use, and the latter was an archaic form, used for official documents, literature, newscasting and other formal purposes.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Modern_Greek   (210 words)

 The Greek Language
Greek is spoken by the 10 million inhabitants of Greece and some 82% of the population of Cyprus, numbering a further half million.
In the twentieth century the language debate took on a political significance with social reformers claiming that katharevousa was being used as an instrument to deny the common man access to education and advancement while nationalist governments generally tended to favour katharevousa.
Greek hostility to the Skopje government since the demise of the former Yugoslav Federation is based on a perceived fear of a nationalist movement for a "Greater Macedonia" posing a threat to Greek territory.
www.translexis.demon.co.uk /new_page_2.htm   (4450 words)

 AllRefer.com - Greek language : Modern Greek (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Modern Greek stems directly from the Attic koinE and dates from the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453.
The official language of Greece and one of the official languages of Cyprus, Modern Greek is spoken today by about 12 million people, chiefly in Greece and the Greek islands (10 million speakers), Turkey (600,000), Cyprus (550,000), and the United States (390,000).
Modern Greek, for example, has absorbed a number of loan words from Turkish and Italian, although its vocabulary is essentially that of Ancient Greek.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/Greeklan-modern-greek.html   (333 words)

 Greek Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What follows is a set of pages on the Greek language, both Classic and Modern (with an emphasis on the latter), written by the author.
Details of modern pronunciation, where knowledge of the alphabet is not enough to derive the correct pronunciation.
Word-lists, Modern Greek to English, and English to Modern Greek.
www.cogsci.indiana.edu /farg/harry/lan/greek.htm   (131 words)

 Greek Language Schools in Greece,Modern Greek,Athens School Course,Thessaloniki Lessons,Homestay Programs,Grek
CELT Athens is a centre dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in foreign language education.
Modern Greek language courses are held the year round in our facilities in Larissa.
The Greek House is a center for Greek language lessons and Greek culture, created in 1999, by 3 people with many combined years of experience in the fields of Greek language and Greek culture, who felt that the Northern suburbs were sorely lacking in an institution of this kind.
www.learn4good.com /great_schools/greek_language_schools_courses_in_greece.htm   (580 words)

 A brief history of the Greek language (English version)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Greek language is of Indo-European origin and is spoken and written primarily in Greece and Cyprus.
The break in the evolution of language from the 12th to the 8th century coincides with the destruction of the Mycenean civilization by the Dorian invasions and for nearly 4 centuries very little linguistic progress was recorded.
It is the official language of the Byzantine Empire and is considered by many an early version of the Modern Greek language.
obelix.ee.duth.gr /eft/english/greeklang.html   (335 words)

 KOINE GREEK : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the allied Greek states under the leadership of Macedon conquered and colonised the known world, their newly formed common dialect was spoken from Egypt to the fringes of India.
Even though Koine Greek was shaped during the late Classic Era, the symbolic starting point of the second period of the Greek language (known as Post-Classic) is set at the death of Alexander the Great and the beginning of the Hellenistic era in 323 BC.
The closing of Post-Classic Greek and the passage into the next period of the Greek language, which is known as Medieval Greek, is symbolically assigned at the foundation of Constantinople by Constantine the Great in AD 330.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Koine_Greek   (4689 words)

 Modern Greek Language Books
MGL A Course book for learning Modern Greek which is becoming increasingly popular; also available with a help book (voithitiko vivlio) which comes with a cassette.
MGL A BBC Course of two cassettes(The T.V. programme of which is sometimes shown in the wee small hours)for learning Modern Greek An excellent introduction to the Modern Greek language.There is also a book available.
MGL An extremely thorough, academic study of the grammar of Modern Greek.
www.hellenicbookservice.com /Modern/language_books.htm   (2278 words)

 Greek language, learn Greek
Our Greek language courses run at a wide range of levels, so we will certainly have a course which is the correct level for you.
This Modern Greek course, just 6 lessons/week, is an excellent choice if you want to learn to speak Greek, but have plenty of time to learn the language, being in Greece for several months.
If you choose to study on a ‘Combined Modern Greek Course’, you can use the private lessons to concentrate on whatever is most important to you — perhaps preparing for a specific exam, or concentrating on the type of Greek that you need for your job.
www.applelanguages.com /en/learn/greek.php   (698 words)

 Greek (Modern) Bible, Greek (Modern) Children's Books, Greek (Modern) Design, Greek (Modern) Desk Top Publishing, Greek ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Greek, the first great language of Western civilization, is considered by many to be the most effective and admirable means of communica-tion ever devised.
An earlier form of Greek writing, known as Linear B and dating from 1500 B.C., was deciphered in 1952, but this was largely abandoned by 1200 B.C. Greek was the official language of the Byzantine Empire from the 4th to the 15th century and thereafter continued to be spoken by Greeks under Turkish rule.
Modern Greek began to take shape about the 9th century, and became the official language of the kingdom of Greece in the 19th.
www.worldlanguage.com /Languages/GreekModern.htm   (702 words)

 Modern Greek Language and Literature: Development of the Greek Language   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Modern Greek-English Dictionary is a unique work in the annals of modern Greek lexicography in the sense that it is based entirely on primary research (all other modern Greek dictionaries are based in their greatest part on previous lexica).
Readings in Modern Greek Literature was prepared in response to a lack of available texts for a course in modern Greek literature at the college level.
The theoretical justification for this book lies in the author's belief that literature is not separate from language but a manifestation of language within specific cultural contexts, and, therefore, the reading of literature should not be an activity only for the initiated few who have survived through language classes but for all students of language.
www.caratzas.com /MODERN2.HTM   (901 words)

 MGSA Prospectus for Modern Greek Studies Programs
It is addressed to scholars, college administrators and Greek community leaders who might be interested in developing courses or a program in Modern Greek Studies at an academic institution.
Modern Greek Studies is a fairly new academic field in the United States and Canada.
The core courses for undergraduates in Modern Greek Studies are modern Greek language, literature and culture.
www.humanities.uci.edu /classics/MGSA/prospect.html   (895 words)

 Classics Undergrad
Modern Greek courses cover language, literature, and culture, offering a systematic introduction to the Greek world of the last ten centuries, and especially to its contemporary social reality and intellectual achievement.
Modern Greek gives students the close faculty attention of a small interdisciplinary program while putting at their disposal the vast resources of one of the largest research universities in the world.
Modern Greek 201 or equivalent, as determined by the departmental placement examination.
www.umich.edu /~classics/undergrad/modgreek.html   (573 words)

 Modern Greek Language and Culture - Dutch taught programmes - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
The bachelor’s in Modern Greek language and culture provides ample opportunity to learn all there is to know about Greece.
In the course of the study programme, students are not only introduced to various facets of the Modern Greek language, culture and literature, they also learn to read, write and speak Greek, and acquire research and argumentation skills.
To become proficient in Modern Greek, it is wise to do part of the study programme in Greece.
www.studeren.uva.nl /regular_programmes/object.cfm/objectID=29315479-F6FA-44AC-933E6D09A4255C54   (474 words)

 Greeklessons.co.uk - greek language for children, learn modern greek language, greek language lessons, greek language, ...
Greeklessons.co.uk is a personal service providing you with the opportunity to learn Modern Greek in the comfort of your own home or at the tutor’s house.
"As a Greek tutor we have found Mr Patsikas very professional in his approach to teaching us the Greek language, and with his patience and understanding he has proved that even in your late 50s you can never be to old to learn a foreign language if you have a very good tutor."
The private lessons have always been my extra job and my hobby, which is the key to their success; a combination of planned and spontaneous action providing a trusting student-teacher relationship, and a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.
www.greeklessons.co.uk   (895 words)

 Modern Greek language courses in Athens, learn Greek in Athens.
For anyone who wants to learn Modern Greek, Athens is the ideal location, combining the best of a modern, vibrant city with a wealth of Greek culture and heritage.
Our Greek language school is located in the centre of Athens and is well equipped with 8 air-conditioned classrooms, a cafeteria, library and multi-media room with Internet access.
If you want to learn as much Greek as possible, we would advise you to stay with a Greek host family, as then you will get lots of extra practise with the Greek language that you learn on the course.
www.applelanguages.com /en/learn/greek/greece/athens.php   (571 words)

 Modern Greek
All instructors at the Centre are language specialists who use methods whereby the individual learns Greek comfortably at all levels.
Participants in the language courses are encouraged to develop an interest in many aspects of Greek life and culture.
A course based entirely on articles from the Greek press, on selected topics in politics, business, the arts etc., Participants are expected to discuss the articles in addition to analyzing the style, idioms, and language quality.
www.athenscentre.gr /schedule.htm   (854 words)

 Center for Modern Greek Studies
Having been established in 1981, the Center's purpose is to promote the study of modern Greek language, literature, history and culture in relation to its Byzantine and earlier Hellenic history and cultural achievements.
It is the second such Chair in Modern Greek Studies to be established in the United States.
The Northern California Greek American Archive, located at the Center, collects oral histories and written materials pertaining to early Greek immigrants' experiences in California.Collections on Greece and the Greek American experience are also held in the University's J. Paul Leonard Library, including Bay Area Greek American Newspaper Archives.
www.sfsu.edu /~modgreek   (269 words)

 Arizona Modern Greek Program
The Greek Ministry of Education is currently sponsoring Dr. Charoula Stoyannidou to assist in the program’s Modern Greek language instruction during the academic years of 2002-2005.
The Modern Greek Program invites other lecturers and guest-speakers to present topics in Greek language, literature, history, politics, and society to the academic and local community.
This Foundation was instrumental in formally establishing the Modern Greek Program at the University of Arizona in 1984.
www.coh.arizona.edu /classics/programs/modern_greek/greek.html   (360 words)

 HAU.en : Modern Greek Language Program for Foreigners
Because the language of the classroom is Greek, students work together from the first day to learning to communicate.
All instructors in the Modern Greek Language Program are graduates of Greek universities and hold at least a BA in Greek Language and Literature.
All have taken courses in foreign language teaching and have been specially trained to teach Greek as a foreign language.
www.hau.gr /hau/en/en_2_3_1.htm   (607 words)

 Modern Greek Language Comprehensive Examination Scheduled for June 17   (Site not responding. Last check: )
New York, NY – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Greek Education announces that this year’s Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek will be administered on Friday, June 17.
In order to qualify for the Examination students must be in the eighth grade or higher and have successfully completed three years of studies in the Modern Greek language.
The Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America prepares The Comprehensive Examination in Modern Greek according to the New York State Regents Guidelines for comprehensive examinations in modern foreign languages.
www.goarch.org /en/news/releases/articles/release9281.asp   (260 words)

 Modern Greek Language | Information, articles, resources and Modern Greek Language reference guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Modern Greek Related Links Greek proverb quotes Modern Greek is the present vernacular language of Greece (also spoken in Cyprus), and is descended from Ancient Greek.
Greek Language Courses, they are not exempt from tuition fees which must be paid to the Modern Greek language College.
Modern Greek is spoken by about 11 million people in Greece and Cyprus, and in various...
www.osula2.net /greeklanguage/moderngreeklanguage   (1571 words)

 Greek language: Modern Greek
The role of morphology in gender determination: evidence from Modern Greek *.
Shelley's cosmopolitan "Discourse": ancient Greek manners and modern liberty.
From ancient to modern: Greek women's struggle for equality.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0858480.html   (309 words)

 Modern Greek Language Schools in Greece. Learn Modern Greek in Greece.
All our instructors are graduates of Greek Universities and hold not only a BA in Greek Language and Literature, but have also done post graduate work in the teaching of Greek as a foreign language.
It's foremost purpose is to supply students with a ready reference to Greek Grammar.
Apart from the theory, there are numerous exercises at the end of each unit as well as revision excercises at the end of the book to provide students with a clearer understanding of the language.
www.studyabroadinternational.com /file/schools_Greece.html   (429 words)

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