LS/0055 - ROMANCE PHILOLOGY
Academic Year 2019/2020
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PAOLO GIOVANNI MANINCHEDDA (Tit.)
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- Lingua Insegnamento
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- To know and understand the notions and methods of studying Romance languages and literature, with particular reference to French, Spanish, Italian and Sardinian;
- To know how to apply these notions in commenting on the selection of chosen Romance texts;
- To be able to add an autonomous contribution in analysing and commenting on the proposed texts;
- To know how to effectively communicate the notions learned during the course and their resulting applications;
- To learn how to use advanced textbooks in the learning process.
- ability to understand and compare both documentary and literary written texts;
- elementary knowledge of Latin;
- fundamentals of European medieval story
- deductive and inductive skills applied to historical-cultural phenomena.
Module A: Introduction to Romance linguistics.
Transition from Latin to Romance Languages: linguistic and historical-cultural aspects. Romance languages: phonetics, morphology and lexicon (loans, calques; concepts of substrate, adstrate and superstructure). Commentary on the selection of the earliest Proto-Romance and Romance texts included in the syllabus.
Module B: Reading and translation of and commentary on the chosen poetical and prose works.
Lectures with accompanying slides and other teaching materials focused on:
- illustrating the methodological aspects and the basic notions of Romance Philology, with particular reference to French, Italian, Spanish and Sardinian;
- the application of the aforementioned notions and methodologies to the repertoire of chosen texts included in the syllabus;
- guiding students in the autonomous analysis of the proposed texts;
- the organisation of the critical discourse analysis of the proposed texts;
- the analysis of and commentary on complex parts of the adopted texts
Verification of learning
Module A: Written pre-exam with 10 open or multiple-choice questions on the contents of Module A. To sit for the oral exam, students must get at least 18/30. The pre-exam mark is worth 50% of the final mark.
Oral exam on the contents of Module B.
8 questions on the analysis of and commentary on a number of the texts indicated in the syllabus.
0 to 3 points will be awarded for each question depending on the accuracy of answers in terms of content.
Ease and clarity of expression, mastery of specialised vocabulary and the ability to apply acquire knowledge will be awarded a mark from 0 to 6.
Module A: P. Maninchedda, Appunti di filologia romanza, Cagliari, Cuec - Centro di Studi Filologici sardi, 2005 (students will be given a free pdf copy).
Anthology of Proto-Romance texts (students will be given a free pdf copy): Indovinello veronese; Glossario di Reichenau (selection); Glosse silensi (selection); Carta di Nicita.
Anthology of Romance texts (students will be given a free pdf copy); Giuramenti di Strasburgo; Placiti campani; Nodicia de kesos; Privilegio logudorese.
Module B: The following Romance texts taken from P. Grespi, Antologia delle letterature romanze del medioevo, Bologna, Pàtron, 2011: 1) Ab la douzor del temps novel, p.33 and linguistic commentary on the first strophe; 2) Quan lo rius de la fontana, p. 36 and linguistic commentary on the first strophe; 3) Dirai vos e mon lati, p.39 and f.;; 4) Roman de Brut - Concepimento di Artù, p. 127 e s.; 5) La Tavola Rotonda, p. 131 and f.; 6) Le chevalier au lion, p. 161; 7) Chanson de Roland, Morte di Orlando, p.208 and linguistic commentary on the first 5 vv.; 8) Cantar de mio Cid, p.250 and linguistic commentary on the first 5 vv.; 9) Maria di Francia, Lais, Prologo, p.258 and linguistic commentary on the first 9 vv.; 10) Jean Bodel, Le sohait des vez, p.266 e s.;.
Any students not attending lessons are kindly requested to contact the teacher. The exam will be based on the following books: P. Maninchedda, Appunti di filologia romanza, Cagliari, Cuec - Centro di Studi Filologici sardi, 2005 (students will be given a free pdf copy);
P. Grespi, Antologia delle letterature romanze del medioevo, Bologna, Pàtron, 2011.