Italian Linguistics

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
40
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide adequate basic knowledge about the Italian language, which will be investigated in its structural aspects (phonetics, morphology, lexicon, syntax, textuality) and evolutionary, focusing in particular on the developments that have affected the Italian language from the second twentieth century to today. To a brief historical-linguistic profile will follow a sociolinguistic overview of the varieties in the current Italy (Italian standard and neostandard, languages for special purposes, bureaucratic Italian, languages of the young people, Italian of foreigners etc.) thus providing a first theoretical framework for concepts that will be developed during the three-year period within the other disciplines, linguistic and not, provided by the Course of Studies.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will know critically the fundamental structures of the Italian language, its main evolutionary centers and the current Italian repertoire, gaining awareness of its variety. The examination modalities will be finalized to test such competences and to verify that the student has reached the purpose of the teaching, that is that, coherent with the objective of the Course of Studies, to create a professional figure with qualified competence as a culturally conscious language expert.
Course syllabus and organization

A-G

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The course offers a brief historical profile of Italian and a review of its structures (phonetics, morphology, lexicon, syntax); then it introduces the sociolinguistic varieties in contemporary Italy.
A portion of the course will be reserved for illustration of interlinguistic dynamics, with particular reference to lexicon.
Prerequisites for admission
No special prerequisite is required.
Teaching methods
The course offers a study of the Italian language in its history, in its structures and in its contemporary sociolinguistic varieties starting from the texts.
Teaching Resources
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).
2) F. Fusco, Che cos'è l'interlinguistica, Roma, Carocci, 2008.

Not attending students will complete the exam preparation by studying the following book:
3) G. Fiorentino, Variabilità linguistica. Temi e metodi della ricerca, Roma, Carocci, 2018.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination consists of an oral test to ascertain the acquisition of the subjects covered by the lessons and the programme's books. Attending students have the possibility to do a written test at the end of the course (approximately between the end of May and the beginning of June). In this written form the examination consists of three open-ended questions.
In the case of both oral and written texts, particular account shall be taken in the evaluation of the use of specific terminology and the ability to make intertextual links.
Teaching Unit 1
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

A-Z gruppo 1

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Unit 1: about a historical progress of italian language.

Unit 2: about sociolinguistic and langage's variations ; textual linguistic; italian l2.
Prerequisites for admission
1) knowledge of linguistic register
2) perception of the idea of linguistic variety
3) Knowledge of italian language's structure.
Teaching methods
Interactive lection, laboratory, letion
Teaching Resources
Unit 1
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.

Unit 2:
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.


Unit 1 for non attending students
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.

Unit 2 for non attending students
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di Linguistica Italiana, Roma, Carocci
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
3) Bonomi, Morgana (a cura di), La lingua italiana e i mass-media, nuova ed. 2016, Roma, Carocci (2 capitoli a scelta)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral interview to test knowledges, skills.
Teaching Unit 1
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

A-Z gruppo 2

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Unit 1:
- a brief historical-linguistic profile of the Italian language
- structural aspects (phonetics, morphology, lexicon, syntax, textuality).
Unit 2:
- sociolinguistic overview of the varieties in the current Italy
- text linguistics
- The CEFR and teaching method of Italian as a second language.
Prerequisites for admission
No particular prerequisite is needed.
Teaching methods
The course aims to provide a basic knowledge of the Italian language - in its structural aspects, varieties and history - with attention to texts, documents and real examples.
Teaching Resources
Program's information for attending students:
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.

Program's information for not attending students:
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (or subsequent reprints).
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
3) I. Bonomi, S. Morgana (a cura di), La lingua italiana e i mass-media, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2016 (2 chapters to be chosen by the student).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The examination consists of an oral test which aims to verify the knowledge of the topics covered during the classes and the content of the books required by the course program.
The evaluation will highly consider the use of the specific terminology of the discipline and the student's ability to make intertextual links.
Teaching Unit 1
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

H-P

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Unit 1: about a historical progress of italian language.

Unit 2: about sociolinguistic and langage's variations ; textual linguistic; italian l2.
Prerequisites for admission
1) knowledge of linguistic register
2) perception of the idea of linguistic variety
3) Knowledge of italian language's structure
Teaching methods
Interactive lection, laboratory, letion
Teaching Resources
Unit 1
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.

Unit 2:
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.


Unit 1 for non attending students
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.

Unit 2 for non attending students
1) Bonomi et alii, Elementi di Linguistica Italiana, Roma, Carocci
2) Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
3) Bonomi, Morgana (a cura di), La lingua italiana e i mass-media, nuova ed. 2016, Roma, Carocci (2 capitoli a scelta)
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral interview to test knowledges, skills.
Teaching Unit 1
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

Q-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
The first module offers a diachronic and synchronic recognition of Italian. First of all, we will offer a summary of the history of the Italian language from its origins to the birth of a national language in the nineteenth century, with a brief overview of contemporary linguistic uses. The phonological and morpho-syntactic structures of the language will also be outlined.
The purpose of the second module is to focus on the sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian, articulating its analysis according to the canonical parameters of language variation. A portion of the course will be devoted mainly to the use of gender in the language of the media, particularly current topic, even outside the academic debate.
Prerequisites for admission
There's no minimum requirement nedded to attend the class
Teaching methods
The lessons will be mainly frontal, but there will be room for interventions by the students, especially for those sociolinguistic topics that best lend themselves to debate and the sharing of ideas. The Ariel page of the course will publish the digital materials (slide ppt) shown during the lessons and possibly other useful documents to deepen the topics covered.
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).
2) dispensa da ordinare in Libreria LUMI.

Non-attending students:
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010
2) dispensa da ordinare in Libreria LUMI.
3) I. Bonomi, S. Morgana (a cura di), La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, 2016 (two essays of your choise).
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a oral test, aimed at ascertaining the acquisition of the topics presented in class and the content of the scheduled volumes. The assessment will take particular account of the use of the specific terminology of the discipline and the student's ability to operate intertextual links.
Teaching Unit 1
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Teaching Unit 2
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours