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CODE 61333
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The first part of the course aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of the
structure and main varieties of contemporary Italian, within a brief sketch of
its historical development. The second part focuses on the main tenets of text
linguistics, as well as on the development of planning, drafting and revising
techniques of non-literary text-types.
 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

It concerns the scientific study of contemporary Italian in its geographical,
social and situational varieties, focusing on the structures, functions and
linguistic usage; it is integrated by an interactive workshop, aimed at
promoting techniques of text analysis and drafting of Italian for professional
purposes [part distance course].
 

TEACHING METHODS

Two contact hours plus a distance hour every week, in which students will
prepare a short presentation, to be given in the second part of the course. All
course material will be on AulaWeb. Students with SLD are advised to contact the teacher at the start of the course.
 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the first part of the course the main features of contemporary Italian will
be considered in its phonetic and phonological, morphological, syntactic,
semantic and pragmatic aspects. Moreover, the main varieties forming a
sociolinguistic profile of Italian will be looked at - diatopic, diamesic,
diastratic and diaphasic, also in a diachronic perspective.
In the second part, starting from key concepts in text-linguistics, the main
features of the written text will be investigated in its diverse typologies, to
then focus on the phases of its production.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

1 PART

L. LORENZETTI, L'italiano contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2002.

2 PART
L. SERIANNI, Leggere, scrivere, argomentare, La Terza, 2013.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JACQUELINE VISCONTI (President)

MANUELA MANFREDINI

LORENZO COVERI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Start of course will be on Thursday 13 October h 12 (Aula L, Polo didattico, via delle Fontane).

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The assessment consists in a written test on the course contents and skills.
Questions will focus on each of the following fields: phonetics, morpho-syntax,
lexicon and varieties of the Italian language, as well as the production and
analysis of a short text.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
20/01/2023 16:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/02/2023 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
30/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/09/2023 16:00 GENOVA Scritto
29/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Scritto