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CODE 55945
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide (i) an in-depth knowledge of the main lexical and
morpho-syntactic features of Italian Languages for Special Purposes (LSPs):
economic, legal, medical, etc.; (ii) a set of textual tools for the analysis
and translation of such texts into Italian.
 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide: (i) an overview of the main lexical,
morpho-syntactic and textual features of LSPs in Italian, with particular focus
on legal language; (ii) a set of tools to be used in the translation of such
texts into Italian, on the background of the discussion of problems faced by
legal translation within institutional multilingual contexts, such as the
European Union.

TEACHING METHODS

Two contact hours plus a distance hour every week, in which students will
prepare a short presentation, to be given in the following weeks. All course
material will be on AulaWeb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1. Introduction: LSPs
1.1. Definitions
1.2. “Specific” and “collateral” terminology

2. Text analysis
2.1. Text types
2.2. Word order
2.3. Mood and tense
2.4. Level of analysis: logico-semantic, topic-comment, information structure

3. Translating legal texts
3.1. Lexical and textual features

4. Document analysis: economic, legal, medical texts

5. Workshops: preparing both translation and comment (from: French, English,
German, Spanish)
 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Letture

J. Visconti, Studi su testi giuridici. Norme, sentenze, traduzione, Accademia della Crusca, 2022.

J. Visconti (a cura di), Lingua e diritto, LED, 2010.

J. Visconti (ed.), Handbook of Communication in the Legal Sphere, De Gruyter, 2018.


Altre letture:

Cavagnoli, S. e E. Ioriatti (2009), Tradurre il diritto, Cedam, 2009.

Cortelazzo, M. (1990), Lingue speciali. La dimensione verticale, Padova, Unipress.

Cosmai, D. (2007), Tradurre per l'Unione Europea, Hoepli.

Ferreri, Silvia (2010) , Falsi amici e trappole linguistiche, Giappichelli.

Fiorelli, Piero (1994). La lingua del diritto e dell'amministrazione, in: L. Serianni e P. Trifone (a cura di), Storia della lingua italiana. Torino, Einaudi, vol. II. 553-597.

Gotti, Maurizio (1991), I linguaggi specialistici, Firenze, La Nuova Italia.

Garzone, Giuliana (2002). Tradurre la convenzione internazionale: aspetti testuali e pragmatici, in: L. Schena e R. D. Snel Trampus (a cura di), Traduttori e giuristi a confronto. Interpretazione traducente e comparazione del discorso giuridico. Bologna, CLUEB, vol. II. 37-72 .

Lubello, Sergio (2021). L'italiano del diritto, Carocci.

Mortara Garavelli, Bice (2001). Le parole e la giustizia. Divagazioni grammaticali e retoriche su testi giuridici italiani. Torino, Einaudi.

Gualdo, Riccardo e Stefano Telve, Linguaggi specialistici dell'italiano, Carocci, 2011.

Rovere, Giovanni (2005). Capitoli di linguistica giuridica: ricerche su corpora elettronici. Alessandria, Edizioni dell'Orso.

Sabatini, Francesco (1990). Analisi del linguaggio giuridico. Il testo normativo in una tipologia generale dei testi, in Corso di studi superiori legislativi 1988-1989, a cura di M. D�Antonio, Padova, CEDAM.

Sacco, Rodolfo (1999). Langue et droit, in: R. Sacco e L. Castellani (eds.), Les multiples langues du droit européen uniforme. Torino, L'Harmattan.

Serianni, Luca (2003). Italiani scritti. Bologna, Il Mulino.

Tosi, Arturo (2001). Multilinguismo e traduzione: gli ideali del progetto europeo, in: A. Tosi (ed.), La voce dell'Europa in traduzione multilingue. RiPLA I.3. 37-54.

Udvari, Lucia (2013). Einfuehrung in die Technik der Rechtsuebersetzung vom Italienischen ins Deutsche, Frank & Timme.

Visconti, Jacqueline (2012) Prestiti e calchi: dove va la lingua giuridica italiana, in F. Bambi (ed.), Dove va l'italiano giuridico, Firenze, Accademia della Crusca, 2012, 185-194.

Visconti, Jacqueline (2013) European integration: connectives in EU legislation, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, vol. 23, pp. 44-59.

Visconti, Jacqueline (2016) La lingua del giudice, in P. Caretti & R. Romboli (a cura di), Giornate di diritto costituzionale, Pisa University Press.

Visconti, Jacqueline (a cura di), Parole nostre. Le diverse voci dell'italiano specialistico e settoriale, Il Mulino, 2019.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JACQUELINE VISCONTI (President)

MANUELA MANFREDINI

LORENZO COVERI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Start of lessons will be on Wednesday 4 October, h 13 (aula H, Polo didattico).

Class schedule

ITALIAN LINGUISTICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION


Essay: consisting in a translation of a freely chosen LSP text (about 8 pages)
and its linguistic comment (about 10 pages), prepared according to the
modalities illustrated during the course and the material on AulaWeb.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Essay: consisting in a translation of a freely chosen LSP text (about 8 pages)
and its linguistic comment (about 10 pages), prepared according to the
modalities illustrated during the course and the material on AulaWeb.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
26/01/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/02/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/06/2024 12:00 GENOVA Compitino
19/07/2024 12:00 GENOVA Compitino
06/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Compitino
26/09/2024 12:00 GENOVA Compitino

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.