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ITALIAN LINGUISTICS

CODE 73072
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Italian linguistics is the scientific study of the Italian language (mainly, but not only, contemporary), its dialects and the languages of ethnolinguistic minorities.

    Italian linguistics deals with the structures of language, uses and functions of the language, with reference to the model of geographical, social, situational and communicative varieties.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is the scientific study of the Italian language, mainly but not only contemporary, in its geographical, social and situational varieties, with reference to the structures, functions and linguistic uses.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    - learning of the architecture of the varieties of contemporary Italian
    - learning of the distinctive traits of each Italian variety
    - development of the ability to analyze written and oral productions in Italian in a variational perspective

    - adapting communication to the context, improving functional literacy

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    TEACHING METHODS

    First semester: Frontal lessons and/or On line lessons on Microsoft Teams and Aulaweb (36 hours).

    Second Semester: Frontal lesson and/or On line lessons on Microsoft Teams and Aulaweb and Classroom exercises (18 hours).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The varieties of Italian (I semester).
    The varieties of Italian and new media (II semester).

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    First Semester Bibliography (for attending and non-attending students)

    - A. A. SOBRERO, A. MIGLIETTA, Introduzione alla linguistica italiana, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2021 (new ed.) [only Part 2, L'italiano oggi, pp. 61-267].

    - G. B. PELLEGRINI, Carta dei dialetti d'Italia, Pisa, Pacini, 1977 [immagine a colori].

    For students not taking the written examination in January 2023, the programme also includes reading the following volume:

    - COVERI-BENUCCI-DIADORI, Le varietà dell'italiano. Manuale di sociolinguistica italiana, Siena, Bonacci, 2005 o edizioni successive (the volume is out of print but is available for loan from the DIRAAS Department Library, via Balbi 6, 1st floor).

     

    Second Semester Bibliography (for attending and non-attending students)

    - I. BONOMI - S. MORGANA, La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons in Italian Linguistics take place in the first semester and begin in the first week of October 2022.

    The course is annual and comprises lessons in the first and second semester.

    The lessons of Italian Linguistics (9 CFU) in the first semester coincide with those of Italian Linguistics B (6 CFU) and begin in the first week of October 2022.

    Classes for the second semester begin in the third week of February 2023.

    Further information will be published on Aulaweb.

    Class schedule

    ITALIAN LINGUISTICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Multiple choice test (if it's possible). Oral examination.

    The course is annual. The first exam session of the course will take place in June 2023.
    At the end of the first semester, students can take an intermediate test (multiple choice test) on the topics of the first part of the course. Thus, in the summer exams, students complete the examination by preparing only the part relating to the second semester.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    I semester: multiple choice test.

    II semester: oral examination

    Those who do not take the test at the end of the first semester will take the exam orally in the scheduled appointments starting in June 2023, taking the entire course programme.

    Those who take the intermediate test at the end of the first semester will complete the examination orally from June 2023, taking only the course syllabus for the second semester.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    In the second semester, attending students will be able to carry out exercises that will be evaluated for the final grade.

    EUROPEAN MOBILITY students can take the Italian Linguistics (9 CFU) exam only if they have "Linguistica italiana" (Italian Linguistics, Linguistique italienne, Italienische Sprachwissenschaft) in their Learning Agreement and if they stay in Italy for two semesters: the course is annual.

    Students with special educational needs, disabilities and SLDs are invited to contact the professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.

    AULAWEB: during the course, the professor will make available on the Aulaweb in-depth materials that can be downloaded by students and are useful for exam preparation; all information and notices concerning lectures will also be posted on the Aulaweb.