Applied linguistic sciences

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
L-LIN/01 M-FIL/05 MED/32 SPS/08
Learning objectives
The learning objectives of the course are:
- to know the main theories on phonological, lexical, semantic, morphological, syntactic, pragmatic systems and their development;
- to Know the main systems of investigation of the auditory and vestibular system in adult and childhood;
- to Know the main diseases of the auditory and vestibular system in adult and childhood;
- to Know the principles of the auditory process, the main disorders, the diagnostic and rehabilitative possibilities;
- to Know the main relationships between thought and language, the functions of the inferential process, the ways of acquiring knowledge.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to know the main theories on the development of the different levels of the linguistic system and the main pathologies of the auditory and vestibular system.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The lessons will be on line on the Microsoft Teams platform.
The program and the references will not be modified.
The exam will be written. According to the Rector's decree signed on 31 July 2020, written exams will be on site, respecting the safety protocols, and allowing international students, students who live in a different region, and students who have a severe illness to have an on line exam.
Prerequisites for admission
With reference to the didactic regulations (art. 20), in order to be admitted to the second year, the student must have passed at least four examinations, of which:
- biological, physiological and morphological sciences
- linguistic, philosophical and socio-pedagogical sciences
- applied speech therapy sciences : propaedeutic
The student must also have passed the annual traineeship exam.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam will be a written test with open and multiple-choice questions. The test will take approximately 30-60 minutes to solve for each module.
The test will be evaluated based on the ability to list and organize the acquired knowledge as well as its application to solve questions.
The grade will be expressed with a number out of thirty and will be the result obtained from the average or the sum of the points acquired in each course module. On-going examinations are scheduled. The results will be communicated to the students online on website
Linguistics (morphosyntax, semantics, and lexicon, pragmatics)
Course syllabus
- methodological tools for the study of language and languages.
- theoretical and practical aspects for the morphological analysis of lexical elements. Morphological procedures for word formation.
- notions of syntactic analysis (phrases and heads, syntactic functions, argumentative structure, semantic roles, simple and complex sentences),
- semantic and textual analysis (lexemes; semantic relationships, pragmatic functions, anaphora, deissi) - Elements of sociolinguistics and pragmatics
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
G. BERRUTO - M. CERRUTI, La linguistica, UTET, 2017
Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi
Course syllabus
Semeiotics and Saussurian semeiology (syntagmatic and paradigmatic relationships, langue and parole, synchrony and diachrony, double articulation, creativity) in the perspective linked to an integrated presentation of a theory of languages;
- History of the discipline;
- Central issues of language theory, in particular the type of language and their representations, the graphic concretization of languages and the relationships between written and spoken
- Relationships between language, thinking and knowledge
- Languages and language faculties.
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Tullio De Mauro, Lezioni di linguistica teorica, Bari-Roma, Laterza.2008
Giorgio Graffi, Breve storia della linguistica, Roma, Carocci.2019
Audiometric techniques
Course syllabus
Basic anatomy and physiology of the auditory system
Principles of acoustics
Subjective and objective audiometry:
o Pure-tone audiometry
o Speech audiometry
o Behavioral audiometry
o Principles of acoustic immittance: tympanometry and the acoustic reflex
o Otoacoustic emissions
o Auditory evoked potentials (EcoGh, Auditory brainstem responses, Middle - and late - latency evoked potentials
Clinical cases discussion
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Pignataro, Cesarani, Felisati, Schindler: Trattato di otorinolaringoiatria ed audiologia EdiSES, 2012
Course syllabus
Introduction to bilingualism (definitions, case studies)
Factors defining bilingualism (mastery, use, function)
The phenomenon of "Code switching" and the activation of the other language
Friction and transfer phenomena
Exemplification of psycholinguistic models of linguistic elaboration in bilinguals
The acquisition of oral and written language in bilingual children
Developmental dyslexia in bilingual children
The advantages of bilingualism
Analysis of a scientific article
Elements of research techniques in psycho / neurolinguistics
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
L'acquisizione del Linguaggio: Un'introduzione. Maria Teresa Guasti. Raffaello Cortina Editore (Cap.8: Bilinguismo e acquisizione di lingue straniere)
Crescere nel bilinguismo Aspetti cognitivi, linguistici ed emotive. A cura di Silvana Contento. Carocci Editore
Audiometric techniques
MED/32 - AUDIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Cantiani Chiara
Filosofia e teoria dei linguaggi
M-FIL/05 - PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY OF LANGUAGE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Vassere Stefano
Linguistics (morphosyntax, semantics, and lexicon, pragmatics)
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Cislaghi Michela