Italian language and communication

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with solid scientific foundations relating to the forms and structures of the Italian language in its different varieties and uses, through the deepening of our linguistic history, the principles of textualization and some concrete (mostly modern) examples of public communication in Italian. The first two modules are of a more general, theoretical and institutional nature, followed by a third more monographic and practical model aimed at crystallizing and reframing critically what has been learned in previous lessons. The teaching is therefore fully consistent with the objectives of the Course of Studies, which aims to ensure the acquisition of adequate knowledge in the field of communication, building from a solid base of humanistic training of students.
Expected learning outcomes
Through what is illustrated during the lessons and through the study of the bibliography indicated for the preparation of the exam, the students will be able to have a much more solid awareness of the verbal communication code that they use daily and to analyze with scientific procedure through a wide variety of written, oral and transmitted texts in the Italian language, addressing them interpretively with a more developed critical sense and capable of analytical reflective. They will become as much users as more aware communication producers, able to act, choose and affect society, and at the professional level, work in a more autonomous, effective and conditioning-free way.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The first teaching unit will present the Italian language from its origins to the present day, describing its characteristics, evolution and structures. The second teaching unit will deal with the contemporary Italian varieties and questions of textual and communicative nature relating to the verbal code. Finally, the third teaching unit will propose an analysis of some texts that allow to show the different features of Italian language in mass-media, public communication and arts.
Prerequisites for admission
A solid and reasoned knowledge of grammatical, logical and period analysis is required, as well as a strong propensity for reflection and deepening.
Teaching methods
Lessons take place mostly in frontal mode, using visual and multimedia material; the teacher always solicits comments, debates and questions from the students.
Teaching Resources
Part A

Bibliography for attending students

1. Marco Biffi, "Viaggio nei tempi della lingua italiana", Cesati, Firenze, 2017.
2. Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 10 e 11.

Part B

Bibliography for attending students

Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Part C

Bibliography for attending students

Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 3, 4, 5, 12.

Part A

Bibliography for non-attending students

1. Marco Biffi, "Viaggio nei tempi della lingua italiana", Cesati, Firenze, 2017.
2. Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 10 e 11.
3. Massimo Palermo, "Linguistica italiana", il Mulino, Bologna, 2020 (seconda edizione), capitoli 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Part B

Bibliography for non-attending students

1. Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9.
2. Massimo Palermo, "Linguistica italiana", il Mulino, Bologna, 2020 (seconda edizione), capitoli 6, 7, 8, 9.

Part C

Bibliography for non-attending students

1. Chiara De Caprio, Francesco Montuori, Patricia Bianchi e Nicola De Blasi, "L'italiano. Varietà, testi, strumenti", Le Monnier, Firenze, 2021, capitoli 3, 4, 5, 12.
2. Sabina Gola (a cura di), "L'italiano che parliamo e scriviamo", Cesati, Firenze, 2019.
Assessment methods and Criteria
If health conditions allow it, the exam will consist of a non-compulsory written test (also open to non-attending students), that will be performed in the final part of the course, about the first two teaching units and of an oral test aimed at ascertaining the knowledge concerning the third teaching unit (in the case of a positive and accepted written test) or the entire course (in case of failure to perform the written test, or its non-passing or refusal of the grade obtained). For the third teaching unit, in addition to the bibliography, attending students will also be asked about the contents and texts illustrated in class, while non-attending students will be asked only for the volumes indicated in bibliography. In the event that it is not possible to hold the intermediate exam, the moment of the exam will be divided into two parts, according to the normal schedule of the exams: a written part with mostly multiple choice questions and an oral part.
Unita' didattica A
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)