Sociolinguistics

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides an analysis of the different cultures of linguistic phenomena, starting from the processes of interpersonal everyday communication to the sociological linguistic processes. The course focuses the local and global dimensions of communication and language. The aim of the course is to develop the critical and analytical capacities of the student in intercepting and interpreting the role of interpersonal and mediated linguistic processes in communication strategies. Linguistic competences are crucial tools in everyday life and in front of current complexities in the communicative areas of social and cultural life. The course will offer the development of all the relevant competences to orient oneself in a heterogeneous field of linguistic social realities, in agreement with the general targets of the B.A. in Communication and Society.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student should have developed knowledge and understanding of the linguistic dynamics in the everyday, local and global contexts of social life; Applying knowledge and understanding, with an autonomous and critical evaluation of the characteristics of language and interpersonal and mediated communication in the different fields of social life. Autonomy of judgement, and students' communicative capabilities will be developed through class discussions on topics presented by the professor.The final exam aims to verify the expected learning outcomes in respect to the students' capacity of understanding, applying knowledge, developing a critical analysis of the theoretical perspectives on the sociology of language as presented through the course.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Third trimester
Course syllabus
Unit 1:
Sociology of interpersonal communication: face-to-face interaction rituals; ethnomethodology.

Unit 2:
Sociology of Language: conversation analysis; language and social action; language and the construction of social reality; language and power.

Unit 3:
Discourse analysis: from the critical discourse analysis to the media discourse analysis. Analysis of a case study.
Prerequisites for admission
None
Teaching methods
Lectures and classroom excercises.
Bibliography
Unit 1:
Federico Boni, Sociologia della comunicazione interpersonale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007, capp. I e II.

Unit 2:
Federico Boni, Sociologia della comunicazione interpersonale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2007, capp. III e IV.

Unit 3:
Donella Antelmi, Il discorso dei media, Roma, Carocci, 2009.
Federico Boni, The Watching Dead. I media dei morti viventi, Milano, Mimesis, 2016.
Assessement methods and criteria
The course provides an analysis of the different cultures of linguistic phenomena, starting from the processes of interpersonal everyday communication to the sociological linguistic processes. The course focuses the local and global dimensions of communication and language. The aim of the course is to develop the critical and analytical capacities of the student in intercepting and interpreting the role of interpersonal and mediated linguistic processes in communication strategies. Linguistic competences are crucial tools in everyday life and in front of current complexities in the communicative areas of social and cultural life. The course will offer the development of all the relevant competences to orient oneself in a heterogeneous field of linguistic social realities, in agreement with the general targets of the B.A. in Communication & Society.
At the end of the course the student should have developed knowledge and understanding of the linguistic dynamics in the everyday, local and global contexts of social life; Applying knowledge and understanding, with an autonomous and critical evaluation of the characteristics of language and interpersonal and mediated communication in the different fields of social life. Autonomy of judgement, and students' communicative capabilities will be developed through class discussions on topics presented by the professor.The final exam aims to verify the expected learning outcomes in respect to the students' capacity of understanding, applying knowledge, developing a critical analysis of the theoretical perspectives on the sociology of language as presented through the course.
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Boni Federico
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