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CODE 61302
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
SECTIONING Questo insegnamento è diviso nelle seguenti frazioni:
  • A
  • B
  • 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

    PREREQUISITES

    None

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures will take place in presence (36 hours) with the aid of teaching materials created by the lecturer, iconographic, audio and video sources.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The varieties of Italian:

    - diatopic varieties of Italian (including Italian dialects)

    - diastratic varieties of Italian

    - diaphasic varieties of Italian

    - diamesic varieties of Italian

    - gestures and proxemics

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for attending students and non-attending students who have included Italian Linguistics A in their syllabus for the a.y. 2024/25 and who take the examination in the first (written) exam in January 2025:

    - 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].

     

    Bibliography for attending students and non-attending students taking the examination in the (oral) examinations following the first, from February 2025:

    - 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 [colour map].

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

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Lessons in Italian Linguistics B take place in the first semester. Lessons start the first week of October 2024.

    Lessons in Italian Linguistics B are borrowed from Italian Linguistics (cod. 73072).

    Class schedule

    ITALIAN LINGUISTICS B

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Multiple choice test (January 2025). Oral examination (all the other exam sessions).

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The first exam (January 2025) is written: the written exam consists of a closed-ended test (multiple choice) + an open question on the topics covered by the teaching programme. The exam ascertains mastery of the teaching content and knowledge of the bibliography specific to the written exam. The test may be computer-based.


    All subsequent examinations (from January 2025 onwards) are oral: the oral examination consists of an interview on the topics covered in the syllabus. The examination ascertains mastery of the teaching content and knowledge of the specific bibliography for the oral examination.


    An intermediate written test consisting of a multiple choice test may be scheduled.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The course Italian Linguistics B is intended for students with surnames L to Z, enrolled in the 2nd year of the CdL in Modern Languages and Cultures (cl. L-11), 'Languages for Business' curriculum (n.o. 270).

    EUROPEAN MOBILITY students can take the Italian Linguistics exam only if they have "Linguistica italiana" (Italian Linguistics, Linguistique italienne, Italienische Sprachwissenschaft) in their Learning Agreement.

    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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