Italian Language for Communication (2019/2020)

Course code
4S008041
Name of lecturer
Arnaldo Soldani
Coordinator
Arnaldo Soldani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
12
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem 1A, Sem 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to offer a knowledge of the structures and the development of Italian language, as a basis for its aware use in the field of communication. In particular the course aims to the understanding of the peculiarities of Italian, in its history and its present use, with special attention to the dialectic between national language and dialects, written and spoken language, standard and usage varieties, history of language and history of culture and society, within the framework of the other European languages and in its relation to mass media. By the end of the course, students should have acquired a critical knowledge of the communicational articulations and structural limits of Italian.

Syllabus

CONTENTS OF THE COURSE
Elements of Italian grammar and introductory general notions related to the history of the Italian language.

TEACHING METHODS
frontal lessons

BIBLIOGRAPHY
L. Serianni, Italiano, Milano, Garzanti, 1997.
C. Marazzini, Breve storia della lingua italiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2003.
T. Poggi Salani, Per lo studio dell’italiano. Avviamento storico-descrittivo, Padova, Liviana, 2008.
E. Leso, Momenti di storia del linguaggio politico, in L. Serianni – P. Trifone (ed.), Storia della lingua italiana, vol. II, Scritto e parlato, Torino, Einaudi, 1994, pp. 703-755.
G. Antonelli, L’italiano nella società della comunicazione 2.0, Bologna, il Mulino, 2016.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C. Marazzini Breve storia della lingua italiana Il Mulino 2003 9788815094384
L. Serianni Italiano Garzanti 1997 978-88-11-50488-7
G. Antonelli L’italiano nella società della comunicazione 2.0 il Mulino 2016 978-88-15-26368-1
E. Leso Momenti di storia del linguaggio politico, in L. Serianni – P. Trifone (a cura di ), Storia della lingua italiana, vol. II, Scritto e parlato, pp. 703-755 Einaudi 1994 88-06-13396-9
T. Poggi Salani Per lo studio dell’italiano. Avviamento storico-descrittivo Liviana 2008 9788876754753

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam methods: written exam.