Historical Linguistics (2021/2022)

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Learning outcomes

The teaching deals with the change, the contact and the variation of language and languages. It offers a key to approaches and understanding the human language in a diachronic perspective, fundamental to complete the skills of the student in linguistics, his preparation for further levels of study, and his abilities and training at the job's world, more and more characterized by meetings of languages and cultures in communication and rapid changes. Expected Results: - High knowledge of the facts and factors of language change and contact, and linguistic variation. - Recognize the aspects and phenomena of linguistic change and describe them in the correct way. - Critically consider the theories and methods of historical linguistics. - Present the results of the study adequately. - autonomously re-elaborate and re-use the skills acquired for further study and / or professional career.