|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
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
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].
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.
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.
L. LORENZETTI, L'italiano contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2002.
L. SERIANNI, Leggere, scrivere, argomentare, La Terza, 2013.
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: Office hours will be on Wednesdays h 15 at DIRAAS (Balbi 2, 3rd floor) or via Teams; it is advised to confirm an appointment by email.
JACQUELINE VISCONTI (President)
LORENZO COVERI (Substitute)
Start of course will be on Wednesday 4 October h 10 (Aula F, Polo didattico, via delle Fontane).
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.
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 School of Humanities in the Committee for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. Students are invited to contact the professor and copy the Delegate (https://unige.it/commissioni/comitatoperlinclusionedeglistudenticondisabilita.html).
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.