General linguistics (i) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01391
Name of lecturer
Denis Delfitto
Coordinator
Denis Delfitto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This course offers an introduction to human language as a cognitive and communication system, by considering some general aspects of the internal structure of language as a cognitive system (phonology, morphology, syntax and the systems of interpretation), some properties of language acquisition and some phenomena of linguistic and communicative impairment

Syllabus

Language acquisition and the arguments from the 'poverty of the stimulus'.
Some of the issues revolving around the acquisition of the lexicon, of the sound system of language, of the formation principles of words and sentences, of the interpretation of linguistic expressions in communicative contexts.
Typical and atypical language development.

Compulsory reading:

Giorgio Graffi e Sergio Scalise: "Le lingue e il linguaggio". Il Mulino, Bologna

Detailed information about course organization and study materials will be provided during the course

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam based on the content of the course

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017