1)Assoc. Prof. Boris Vounchev, DSc., 2)Dr. Elena Chausheva, Assoc. Prof.
1)Department of Classics Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology University of Sofia
Department of Ethnology and Balkan Studies Faculty of Philology South-Western University „Neofit Rilski”
Abstract. The paper proposes a critical reading of the approach to the verbal categories aspect, tense, mood and voice in the Modern Greek Language, as adopted in the textbooks and teachers’ methodological guides for the Greek Middle School (Gymnasium). The analysis of the textbooks and the methodological guides takes into consideration the following aspects: sources of theoretical framework, adoption of up-to-date theoretical insights, theses and terminology, differences in the approach to the verbal categories and use of controversial or non-conforming to the language reality theses. The main conclusions are that the contemporary linguistic approaches are incorporated in the methodological guides, while the textbooks adhere to obsolete theoretical framework and terminology, and that a number of important issues pertaining
to the Modern Greek verbal system are insufficiently analyzed or not analyzed at all.
Keywords: Modern Greek; aspect; tense; voice; mood
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