History of the Italian Language LT (i) (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02168
Name of lecturers
Alessandra Zangrandi, Arnaldo Soldani
Coordinator
Alessandra Zangrandi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
CuCi IA dal Sep 21, 2020 al Oct 31, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The course has three learning outcomes:
1) to provide a basic knowledge of the historical grammar of the Italian language;
2) to provide a basic knowledge of the history of the Italian language, from its origins to modernity;
3) to guide students in the morphosyntactic analysis of some significant texts in a diachronic perspective.
KNOWLEDGE:
• elements of phonetics, morphology and historical grammar;
• birth and development of the Italian language from its origins to the contemporary.
SKILLS:
• Recognize the traits of continuity and discontinuity between the Latin and Italian languages;
• Interpreting texts in Italian language in a diachronic perspective.

Syllabus

SYLLABUS

1) Historical grammar of Italian language
a. from Latin to vulgar: elements of phonetics
b. elements of nominal and verbal morphology
2) History of Italian language, from the oldest vernacular documents to the contemporary Italian language, with particular regard to the most significant historical moments:
a. the birth of the literary language in the Fourteenth Century
b. the codification of the literary language in the Sixteenth Century
c. the first Vocabulary of the Italian language (Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca, 1612)
d. the linguistic debate in the Eighteenth Century
e. the linguistic debate in the Nineteenth Century and the national union
f. the making of the national Language

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Giuseppe Patota, Nuovi lineamenti di grammatica storica dell’italiano, Bologna, il Mulino 2007 (o edizioni successive)
Claudio Marazzini, Breve storia della lingua italiana, Bologna, il Mulino 2004 (o edizioni successive)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Claudio Marazzini Breve storia della lingua italiana il Mulino 2004
Giuseppe Patota Nuovi lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano il Mulino 2007 9788815119469

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is an oral exam and is intended to ascertain the knowledge related to the topics covered during the course and the ability to interpret the language of the texts in a diachronic perspective.