GERMANIC PHILOLOGY I

GERMANIC PHILOLOGY I

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Code
72735
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/15
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is addressed to the second-year students of the "Lingue, letterature e culture moderne" line studying at least one Germanic language (English, German or Swedish). 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course I A offers an introduction to the history and culture of the Germanic peoples, as well as to Germanic linguistics and philology, paying particular attention to the problems connected with the edition of Old Germanic texts.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- present the historical events connected to the Germanic peoples and their migration;

- describe the most significant features of Germanic culture;

- understand the problems connected with the edition of Old Germanic texts;

- discuss the editing strategies most adequate to the tradition of the texts presented in class;

- delineate the linguistic evolution from Indo-European to Germanic;

- reconstruct the regular linguistic evolution into Germanic of a given Indo-European root;

- use specific philological terminology accurately.

PREREQUISITES

There are no specific prerequirements to this course.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with the support of the platform Aulaweb, on which teaching materials will be made available at the end of the week.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 

1. Germanic Philology: meaning and methods;

2. The Germanic peoples: their origin and history;

3. Germanic culture;

4. Germanic linguistics, phonology and morphology in particular;

5. Textual criticism of Germanic texts.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY


The syllabus of the course "Materiali inerenti al Corso I A dell'a.a. 2018-2019" by C. Benati is available on the platform Aulaweb.

Moreover following texts are necessary to prepare the exam:
- S. Leonardi - E. Morlicchio: La filologia germanica e le lingue moderne, Bologna, Il Molino, 2009;
- TH. Bein: Introduzione alla critica dei testi tedeschi medievali, Edizioni ETS, Pisa 1999 (or the "Critica testuale" notes available on the platform Aulaweb);
- M.G. Saibene - M. Buzzoni: Manuale di linguistica germanica, Cisalpino, Milano, 2006, pp. 75-80; pp. 269-307; pp. 331-344; pp. 367-390;
- J. Dubois e altri: Dizionario di linguistica, Zanichelli, Bologna, ult. ed. only the parts indicated).

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CLAUDIA THERESIA HANDL (President)

CHIARA BENATI (President)

PAOLO MARELLI

DAVIDE AGOSTINO FINCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures with the support of the platform Aulaweb, on which teaching materials will be made available at the end of the week.

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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GERMANIC PHILOLOGY I A

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam. Questions will be asked on all the themes dealt with during the course, with particular attention to the linguistic evolution from Indo-European to Germanic.

There will be two exam sessions in Winter (January-February), three in Summer (June-July) and two in Fall (September). 

Assessment methods

The oral exam will deal with the course topics, paying particular attention to the phonetical, morphological, syntactic and lexical evolution of the old Germanic languages. The evaluation will not only take into account the student's knowledge, but also his/her ability to use appropriate language and terminology.  

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The course program is valid until Summer 2021