Italian Linguistics

A.Y. 2020/2021
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
The course will take place in the second semester, starting in March 2021. Depending on the evolution of the health emergency and the relative university directives, the modalities of the course will be specified later.
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 the analysis of the Italian language of translations.
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) S. Ondelli, L'italiano delle traduzioni, Roma, Carocci, 2020.

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.
Particular account shall be taken in the evaluation of the use of specific terminology and the ability to make intertextual links.
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Sergio Giuseppe

A-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
This course will take place during the second semester. Every precaution referred to sanitary emergency will be realized.
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)Massimo Vedovelli, Guida all'italiano per stranieri. Dal Quadro comune europeo per le lingue alla Sfida salutare, Roma, Carocci, ed. 2010.
Gli studenti non frequentanti completeranno la preparazione per l'esame studiando anche il seguente volume:
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
The examination consists of an oral test to ascertain the acquisition of the subjects covered by the lessons and the programme's books. Particular account shall be taken in the evaluation of the use of specific terminology and the ability to make intertextual links.
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Groppaldi Andrea

H-P

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
This course will take place during the second semester. Every precaution referred to sanitary emergency will be realized
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) 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
The examination consists of an oral test to ascertain the acquisition of the subjects covered by the lessons and the programme's books. Particular account shall be taken in the evaluation of the use of specific terminology and the ability to make intertextual links.
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours

Q-Z

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
The course will take place in the second semester, starting in February 2021. Depending on the evolution of the health emergency and the relative university directives, the modalities of the course will be specified later.
Course syllabus
The first module proposes a diachronic and synchronic reconnaissance of Italian. First of all, a synthesis of the history of the Italian language from its origins to the birth of a national language in the nineteenth century will be offered, 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 dwell 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 primarily to the topic of heteroglossy, therefore to the use of Italian by foreigners over the centuries.
Prerequisites for admission
No special prerequisites are required.
Teaching methods
The lessons will be mainly frontal, but space will be left for interventions by students, especially for those sociolinguistic topics that are more suitable for debate and sharing of ideas. On the Ariel page of the course will be published the digital materials (ppt slides) shown during the lectures and possibly other documents useful to deepen the topics covered.
Teaching Resources
First module
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).

Second module
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010.
2) M. Arcangeli, Il linguaggio pubblicitario, Roma, Carocci, 2008.

Non-attending students are initiated into the study of the linguistic history of Italian, its structures and text types (corresponding to chapters IV, II and III of Elements of Italian linguistics). They will focus on the sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian, articulated according to the canonical parameters of language variation (see chapter I of Elements of Italian linguistics) and will focus on the variety of transmitted Italian (see volume The Italian language and the mass media edited by by Ilaria Bonomi and Silvia Morgana).

First module
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).

Second module
1) I. Bonomi, A. Masini, S. Morgana, M. Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova ed. 2010 (o successive ristampe).
2) M. Arcangeli, Il linguaggio pubblicitario, Roma, Carocci, 2008.
3) L. Renzi, Come cambia la lingua. L'italiano in movimento, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a compulsory oral test, aimed at ascertaining the acquisition of the topics presented in class and the content of the volumes in the program. The evaluation will take particular account of the use of specific terminology of the discipline and of the student's ability to operate intertextual links.
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Nitti Paolo