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CODE 73072
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

Italian linguistics is the scientific study of the Italian language (mainly, but not only, contemporary), its dialects and the languages of ethnolinguistic minorities.

Italian linguistics deals with the structures of language, uses and functions of the language, with reference to the model of geographical, social, situational and communicative varieties.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the scientific study of the Italian language, mainly but not only contemporary, in its geographical, social and situational varieties, with reference to the structures, functions and linguistic uses.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

- describe the architecture of the varieties of contemporary Italian

- identify and recognise the distinctive features of each variety of Italian

- analyse written and oral productions in Italian from a variational perspective

- adapt their communication to the context, improving their functional alphabetic competence

- recognise the characteristics of the language of the media

PREREQUISITES

None

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures will be held in presence (54 hours, of which 36 hours in the first semester and 18 hours in the second semester) with the aid of teaching materials created by the lecturer, iconographic, audio and video sources.

Classroom exercises are scheduled in the second semester.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The varieties of Italian (I semester):

- diatopic varieties of Italian (including Italian dialects)

- diastratic varieties of Italian

- diaphasic varieties of Italian

- diamesic varieties of Italian

- gestures and proxemics

 

The italian of mass media (II semester):

The programme for the second semester includes seminars on the Italian language of the mass media (language of newspapers, radio, television, etc.).

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

First Semester Bibliography for attending students:

- A. A. SOBRERO, A. MIGLIETTA, Introduzione alla linguistica italiana, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2021 (new ed.) [only Part 2, L'italiano oggi, pp. 61-267].

- G. B. PELLEGRINI, Carta dei dialetti d'Italia, Pisa, Pacini, 1977 [immagine a colori].

For attending students not taking the written examination in January 2025, the firts semester bibliography also includes reading the following volume:

- S. LUBELLO - C. NOBILI, L'italiano e le sue varietà, Firenze, Cesati, 2018.

 

First Semester Bibliography for non-attending students:

- A. A. SOBRERO, A. MIGLIETTA, Introduzione alla linguistica italiana, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2021 (new ed.) [only Part 2, L'italiano oggi, pp. 61-267].

- G. B. PELLEGRINI, Carta dei dialetti d'Italia, Pisa, Pacini, 1977 [immagine a colori].

- S. LUBELLO - C. NOBILI, L'italiano e le sue varietà, Firenze, Cesati, 2018.

 

Second Semester Bibliography for attending students and non-attending students:

- I. BONOMI - S. MORGANA, La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, 2016.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MANUELA MANFREDINI (President)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons in Italian Linguistics take place in the first semester and begin the first week of October 2024.

The course is annual and comprises lessons in the first and second semester.

The lessons of Italian Linguistics (9 CFU) in the first semester coincide with those of Italian Linguistics B (6 CFU) and begin in the first week of October 2024.

Classes for the second semester begin on February 2025.

Class schedule

ITALIAN LINGUISTICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The course is annual. The first exam session of the course will take place in June 2025.

At the end of the first semester (January 2025), students can take an intermediate test (multiple choice test) on the topics of the first part of the course. Thus, in the summer exams, students complete the examination by preparing only the part relating to the second semester.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The written test consists of a closed-ended questionnaire (multiple choice) and a composition on a course topic. The written test ascertains mastery of the teaching content and knowledge of the bibliography specific to the content of the first semester programme. The test may be computerised.

Those who do not take the written test at the end of the first semester will take the examination orally in the scheduled appointments starting in June 2025, covering the entire course programme. The oral test ascertains mastery of the teaching content and knowledge of the bibliography specific to the content of the syllabus of the first and second semester.

Those who take the intermediate written examination at the end of the first semester will complete the examination orally from June 2025, taking only the course syllabus for the second semester. In this case, the oral test ascertains mastery of the teaching content and knowledge of the bibliography specific to the content of the second semester syllabus.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

In the second semester, attending students will be able to carry out exercises that will be evaluated for the final grade.

EUROPEAN MOBILITY students can take the Italian Linguistics (9 CFU) exam only if they have "Linguistica italiana" (Italian Linguistics, Linguistique italienne, Italienische Sprachwissenschaft) in their Learning Agreement and if they stay in Italy for two semesters: the course is annual.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it), the Department's disability liaison

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.

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