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SWEDISH LANGUAGE I

CODE 55876
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/15
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • SWEDISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65248
    • SWEDISH LANGUAGE II 61299
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • SWEDISH FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES 65248
    • SWEDISH LANGUAGE II 61299
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This module includes an introduction to Swedish phonetics and phonology and a practical Swedish language course at the A1/A2 level.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This module aims to introduce students to the scientific study of Swedish phonetics and phonology and to bring students to the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    "Phonetics and phonology of the Swedish language", linguistics module ("theoretical module") made up of 30 classroom lectures equivalent to 9 ECTS that can be obtained by passing the exams related to the theoretical module and to the practical course.

    The "theoretical" module consists of an introduction to the phonetics, phonology and prosody of Swedish, followed by a few notes on the morphological structures of the Swedish words. More specifically: the Scandinavian languages, Swedish vowels and consonants, phonological rules, phonotaxis and syllables, accent, stress and tone, orthography, lexical prosody, derivation, composition, rhythm and intonation.

    The "practical" course is made up of 80 classroom lessons. The main topics will be: noun and adjective declension, verb conjugation, personal, demonstrative and possessive pronouns, numerals, main and simple clauses, relative and objective clauses, word order; basic vocabulary and phraseology

    PREREQUISITES

    Practical-theoretical knowledge of the Italian language and of one foreign language.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Swedish Language I is divided into two parts: a one-semester linguistics module ("modulo teorico"), which is held in the second semester, and a two-semester practical language module ("modulo pratico" or "esercitazioni" or "lettorato").
    The linguistics module is made up of weekly classroom lectures (3 hours a week over 10 weeks in the second semester).
    The practical module is made up of weekly classroom lessons (4 hours a week over 20 weeks, i.e. 10 weeks per semester).
    Attendance is not compulsory but strongly recommended.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The "theoretical" module consists of an introduction to the phonetics, phonology and prosody of Swedish, followed by a few notes on the morphological structures of the Swedish words. More specifically: the Scandinavian languages, Swedish vowels and consonants, phonological rules, phonotaxis and syllables, accent, stress and tone, orthography, lexical prosody, derivation, composition, rhythm and intonation.

    The main topics of the "practical" course will be: noun and adjective declension, verb conjugation, personal, demonstrative and possessive pronouns, numerals, main and simple clauses, relative and objective clauses, word order; basic vocabulary and phraseology.

    "Swedish Phonetics and Phonology", linguistics module made up of 30 classroom lectures: Swedish vowels and consonants, phonological processes, phonotactics and syllables, stress and tone, orthography, lexical prosody, word formation, rhythm and intonation.
    The practical module is made up of 80 classroom lessons: noun and adjective inflection, verbs, personal, demonstrative and possessive pronouns, numerals, simple sentences, noun clauses, relative clauses, word order, basic vocabulary.

    There is no separate program for non-attending students. Students with disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods and to provide suitable compensatory instruments.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lecture notes for the theoretical module distributed during the lessons and available on Teams in the second semester. More information will be provided during the lessons.
    For Swedish language practice: Anna Brännström and others: "Lagom Lätt. Corso di lingua svedese" (2nd ed. 2022) and other materials distributed during the lessons.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Linguistics module in the second semester (February-May), practical module in the first and second semester (6 October-May).
    Language practice lessons: thursday 12-14 room H, friday 11-13 room I.
    Linguistics module lessons: days and rooms to be defined.

    Class schedule

    SWEDISH LANGUAGE I

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The linguistics module (only for 9 CFU) is assessed through an oral exam. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. The practical module is assessed through a written paper (one sitting in each of the three exam sessions) and an oral exam (two sittings in each session).

    The written paper consists of a dictation, a short composition and a grammar test.
    The oral exam on the theoretical module consists of the analysis of a Swedish sentence: identification of morphemes, syllables, accent, stress and tone, phonetic transcription of some words.
    The oral exam on the practical module consists of a grammar test and a conversation in Swedish.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written paper will verify the knowledge of grammar rules and of the basic vocabulary (test), the acquisition of written skills (composition), reading (test) and a listening comprehension (dictation).

    The oral exam of the practical module will assess the acquisition of speaking skills at A2 Level, as well as the assimilation of grammar rules and basic vocabulary.

    The oral exam of the theoretical module will assess the acquisition of the theoretical principles of the phonetics and phonology of Swedish, the ability to transcribe any Swedish word in the international phonetic alphabet, the understanding of the relationship between phonetics/phonology and spelling, the ability to analyze a complex word.

    The final mark is calculated as follows:

    33% (of the overall mark) is the written practical part;
    33% (of the overall mark) is the oral practical part;
    33% (of the overall mark) is the linguistics part.