Linguistics as the scientific study of language. Human science and empirical principle. Historical linguistics, or diachronic linguistics, linguistic Geography. "Primitive" elements in languages. Languages and ways of speaking. Linguistic system and structuralism. Generativistic model. Historic references; different forms in natural languages and development. (Drift). Language convergence and divergence. Interlinguistics, methods and perspectives. Textuality. Attributes and Grice's maxims.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The students will be introduced to various topics not only in linguistic analysis but also in linguistic theory. From linguistic structure to its application by language users, they will be able to appreciate the different ways to analyze the texts and their juxtaposition (intertextuality).
Linguistics as Human science and empirical principle. Diachronic linguistics, Researching methods; historic references. Generativistic model. Analysis and Structuralism. De Saussure, Form and Substance; Synchronic and Diachronic Approaches. Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Relations. Gestalt. Prague Linguistic Circle and function of elements within language. Textuality. Attributes and Grice's maxims. Language and languages, the ways of speaking; the linguistic system. Convergences and divergences between languages. Interlinguistics, methods and perspectives.
For basic elements and introduction to the Linguistic a handbook, such as:
U.Rapallo, La ricerca in Linguistica, Roma 2005;
Further information in:
U.Rapallo, Profilo di Linguistica.Guida alla ricerca Linguistica interdisciplinare, Firenze 2006. (some chapters)
L.Radif, L Iliade al quadrato.Retorica dell'allusività e miti concorrenti, Alessandria 2002
Ricevimento: By appointment
FILIPPO DOMANESCHI (President)
BEATRICE TRAVALCA CUPILLO
LUDOVICA RADIF (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)