LS/0054 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS 2
Academic Year 2020/2021
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MAURIZIO TRIFONE (Tit.)
- Teaching style
- Lingua Insegnamento
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A) Knowledge and understanding
1) possess an adequate knowledge of the Italian language and of the linguistic and philological tools necessary for communicative processes and textual analysis;
2) be familiar with principles and concepts underlying metalinguistic analysis, language learning and communicative processes.
B) Applying knowledge and understanding
Students will be able to analyse and summarise linguistic issues, especially in the framework of interlinguistic contact.
C) Making judgements
Students will be able to identify and collect additional information in order to achieve a heightened awareness.
Students will be able to effectively communicate information and ideas, discuss problems and solutions, and choose ways and means of communication suitable to their interlocutor, both specialists and non-specialists.
E) Lifelong learning skills
1) be able to consult various bibliographic sources, both in Italian and in a foreign language, in order to gain new knowledge;
2) possess the necessary learning abilities to continue with their studies (e.g. Master’s degree courses).
In order to successfully take this course, students should already have the following competences: basic notions of Italian grammar.
The course will focus on Italian phonetics and morphosyntax.
Topics of the course:
- phones and phonemes;
- consonants, vowels and semivowels;
- diphthongs, triphthongs and hiatus;
- mobile diphthongs;
- graphemes and phonemes;
- phono-syntactic doubling;
- apocope and elision;
- sound loss and sound addition processes;
- Vulgar Latin phonology;
- flexive morphology;
- the pronominal system;
- the verbal system;
- Vulgar Latin morphology;
- coordination and subordination;
- cohesive and connective devices;
- Vulgar Latin syntax;
The course comprises traditional lectures during which a constant involvement of the students will be required, through oral questions and written exercises.
Out of the total 30 hours of the course, 24 will be dedicated to traditional lectures and 6 to exercises on the issues addressed during the lectures.
To meet specific teaching needs related to
epidemiological situation, there is the possibility of lessons in
live streaming or recordings of the same available online.
Furthermore, the exercises can be carried out through forms of
remote interaction with the available IT supports,
Verification of learning
The final exam will be an oral test in which students will have to prove that they have learned the core concepts of the course and that they are able to apply their knowledge to the analysis of actual texts. Firstly the general question will be done to evaluate student's ability to expose and argue. Secondly analytical questions will be done to verify the depth of preparation and at the same time the ability to reason on linguistic phenomena.
G. Patota, Nuovi lineamenti di grammatica storica dell’italiano, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007.
M. Dardano, Nuovo manualetto di linguistica italiana, Zanichelli, Bologna, 2005 (any edition will do).
Only the following topics out of Dardano’s manual are required: La fonologia (chapter 2), La morfologia (chapter 3), La sintassi (chapter 4), La formazione dell’italiano (chapter 10).
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND:
L. Serianni, Lezioni di grammatica storica italiana, Roma, Bulzoni, 2001.
As an additional support, further clarification will be provided to students during office hours.