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WRITING FOR NEW MEDIA

CODE 90619
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9913 DIGITAL HUMANITIES - COMUNICAZIONE E NUOVI MEDIA (LM-92) - SAVONA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • SAVONA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester

    OVERVIEW

    The spread of new media has led Italian to adapt to new communicative needs such as the need to communicate quickly, effectively and incisively. The richness and stratification of Italian and its varieties interact with the different registers of digital writing (e-mail, blogs, websites, etc.). Those who write today for the new media must possess awareness and skills in the analysis and production of digital texts for the different communication purposes.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to provide students with the following skills: - awareness of the sociolinguistic variability of the language - knowledge of diamesic varieties, in particular of digital Italian - familiarity with the main online lexicographic resources - development of skills for reading and analysing texts written for the new media - acquisition of techniques for the production of texts written for the new media.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, the student

    •     will be aware of the sociolinguistic variability of language
    •     will be able to adapt their communication to the context, improving their functional alphabetic competence
    •     will be familiar with the characteristics of diamesic varieties, in particular of transmitted typed Italian
    •     will have acquired familiarity with the main online lexicographic resources
    •     will have developed an aptitude for linguistic and formal reading of written texts for the new media
    •     will have acquired the techniques for producing written texts for the new media

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course "Scrittura per i nuovi media" is held by two teachers, Jacqueline Visconti and Manuela Manfredini.

    Frontal lessons in the classroom and in streaming on Microsoft Teams with audiovisual materials and PPT materials produced by the teachers. There will also be exercises dedicated to the analysis and production of writings for the new media.

    Further information at the link https://corsi.unige.it/9913/news/12704-modalit%C3%A0-didattica-per-lavv….

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course deals with the analysis and production of written texts for the new media through an adequate preliminary preparation in relation to linguistic and sociolinguistic topics, with a focus on digital writing. Digital writings will be both analysed and produced by the students during workshop lessons

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for attending student:

    A. Sobrero - A. Miglietta, Introduzione alla linguistica italiana, Laterza, Roma - Bari, 2006 (o edizioni successive).

    L. Serianni, Leggere, scrivere, argomentare, Laterza, Roma - Bari, 2013 (parte dedicata alle esercitazioni)

    L. Carrada, Lavoro, dunque scrivo! Creare testi che funzionano per la carta e per il web, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2012.

     

    In addition, non-attending students must also prepare this book:

    I. Bonomi - S. Morgana, Lingua italiana e nuovi media, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2016 (selected chapters).

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination includes an oral test on the course content and a practical exercise in the production of a text for new media

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The assessment methods involve two phases:

    1) production of a written text for the new media on the basis of specific assignments (e.g. drafting an e-mail for a specific recipient and with a specific content; drafting a QOL article; drafting texts for blogs etc.);

    2) interview on the course content (the varieties of Italian, registers, text types, characteristics of digital writing, etc.) and the examination texts.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Non-attending students should contact the lecturers before coming to the examination to agree on the syllabus and arrangements for the writing test.

    Students with disabilities or learning disorders are allowed to use specific modalities and supports that will be determined on a case-by-case basis in agreement with the Delegate of the Engineering courses in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the teacher of this course and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisa…).

    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.