LS/0075 - 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.
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.
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
Written pre-exam with 10 open or multiple-choice questions on the contents of Contenuti.
P. Maninchedda, Appunti di filologia romanza, Cagliari, Cuec - Centro di Studi Filologici sardi, 2005 (students will be given a free pdf copy); Lecture notes ( 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.
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.