The course aims at deepening some basic topics of theoretical linguistics (nature of human language, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), also seen in a historical perspective
Prerequisites: Basic concepts of general linguistics, e.g. those given in the course “Introduzione allo studio del linguaggio”. Who has not attended this course can consult the handbook by G. Graffi & S. Scalise, Le lingue e il linguaggio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013, especially chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7.
Content of course: The complex sentences: subordination and coordination.
1) A. Colombo, La coordinazione, Roma, Carocci, 2012
2) M. Prandi, L’analisi del periodo, Roma, Carocci, 2013
The texts mentioned above constitute the examination program for both attending and non-attending students.
Teaching methods: Traditional lectures