Media linguistics

A.Y. 2021/2022
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-FIL-LET/12
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide the student on the one hand with knowledge of the linguistic characteristics of the media both within historical evolution and in the synchronic dimension; On the other hand, a set of tools are needed to analyze the verbal aspects of media and sectoral language in depth, and to produce texts utilizing those languages.
Expected learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide a range of in-depth knowledge about the characteristics of Italian media.
As far as skills are concerned, by the end of the course the student should have a set of language analysis tools that allow them on the one hand to be able to report with convincing accuracy and completeness on the characteristics of Italian media; on the other hand to conduct in-depth analysis of the verbal aspects of media and sectoral languages, to produce texts utilizing those languages.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
Second semester
More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/2022 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Course syllabus
The course aims to outline the linguistics characteristics of information in the media.
The first part will be dedicated to an introduction to the discipline and to provide an overview of linguistics uses in the various media; in the second part the linguistic history of the newspapers will be briefly decribed; in the third part we will focus on the language of italian cinema.
Prerequisites for admission
Basic knowledge of italian linguistics is required.
Teaching methods
Teaching consists of face-to-face lessons that include the analysis of case studies; the teacher may propose that students work on short papers on agreed topics, which generally require linguistic analysis of texts. There are moments of practice that require the direct intervention of the student. Support materials, in the form of presentations and texts in pdf format, are made available through the Ariel platform.
Teaching Resources
First part

1. I.Bonomi, S.Morgana (a c. di) La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, n.ed. 2016
To be replaced , for students who have never taken exams in the subject area L-FIL.LET/12 with the volume:
I.Bonomi-A.Masini-S.Morgana-M.Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova edizione 2010

2. A volume chosen from the following:
a) T. De Mauro, Storia linguistica dell'Italia repubblicana dal 1946 ai nostri giorni, Bari, Laterza, 2014
b) S. Lubello (a c. di), Lezioni di italiano. Riflessioni sulla lingua del nuovo millennio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
c) M. Piotti, Tra fumetti e Tv. Studi sulla lingua dei media, Milano, Ledizioni, 2020

Second part

A volume chosen from the following:
a) A. De Benedetti, L'informazione liofilizzata, Firenze, Cesati, 2004
b) M. Loporcaro, Cattive notizie, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2006
c) I. Bonomi, L'italiano giornalistico dall'inizio del '900 ai quotidiani on line, Firenze, Cesati, 2002

Third part

Giuseppe Patota, Fabio Rossi (a cura di), L'italiano al cinema, l'italiano del cinema, goWare & Accademia della Crusca, 2018
Marta Idini, Parole filmate a Nord-Est. Le scelte plurilingui nella rappresentazione del Triveneto al cinema, Firenze, Cesati, 2020

Not attending students

First part

I.Bonomi, S.Morgana (a c. di) La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, n.ed. 2016
To be replaced , for students who have never taken exams in the subject area L-FIL.LET/12 with the volume:
I.Bonomi-A.Masini-S.Morgana-M.Piotti, Elementi di linguistica italiana, Roma, Carocci, nuova edizione 2010

Two volumes to choose from the following:
a) T. De Mauro, Storia linguistica dell'Italia repubblicana dal 1946 ai nostri giorni, Bari, Laterza, 2014
b) S. Lubello (a c. di), Lezioni di italiano. Riflessioni sulla lingua del nuovo millennio, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014
c) G. Antonelli, L'italiano nella società della comunicazione 2.0, Bologna, il Mulino, 2017
d) G. Patota, F. Rossi (a cura di), L'italiano e la rete, le reti per l'italiano, goWare & Accademia della Crusca, 2018
e) M. Piotti, Tra fumetti e Tv. Studi sulla lingua dei media, Milano, Ledizioni, 2020

Second part

Riccardo Gualdo, L'italiano dei giornali, Roma, Carocci, 2017 (new edition)

A volume chosen from the following:
a) A. De Benedetti, L'informazione liofilizzata, Firenze, Cesati, 2004
b) M. Loporcaro, Cattive notizie, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2006
c) I. Bonomi, L'italiano giornalistico dall'inizio del '900 ai quotidiani on line, Firenze, Cesati, 2002

Third part

Fabio Rossi, Lingua italiana e cinema, Roma, Carocci 2007
Giuseppe Patota, Fabio Rossi (a cura di), L'italiano al cinema, l'italiano del cinema, goWare & Accademia della Crusca, 2018
Marta Idini, Parole filmate a Nord-Est. Le scelte plurilingui nella rappresentazione del Triveneto al cinema, Firenze, Cesati, 2020
Assessment methods and Criteria
The achievement of the learning requirements is verified through an oral test that aim to verify the possession of qualifying knowledge and the ability to put them into practice in the analysis of texts of various kinds.
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)