HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

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Code
72979
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (News, Media and Publishing)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is addressed to those who aim at gaining a good knowledge of the varieties of Italian in order to work in the field of publishing and journalism.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

levels) with reference to its diachronic, geographical, social and contextual variations. The course will have a specific focus on the history of the language of journalism, from the birth of daily presses to the new media. Practice exercises (i.e. textual analyses).

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Good knowledge of Italian vocabulary and morphosyntax with an historical and diachronic perspectives. The course will provide students with a detailed overview on the evolution of Italian with a specific emphasis on contemporary varieties, sectoral languages and, in particular, press and media languages. These notions will be internalized both through the lectures and by means of the analysis of relevant texts.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge of Italian and its sociolinguistics.

Teaching methods

Lectures; practice exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The language of journalism and its relationships with other different sectoral languages with a broader perspective on the history of Italian language and some of its most recent transformations.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes; R. Gualdo, L'italiano dei giornali, Carocci, Roma; P. D'Achille, L'italiano contemporaneo, il Mulino, Bologna.

For those who do not attend classes: C. Marazzini, Breve storia della lingua italiana, il Mulino, Bologna (in place of lecture notes).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday and Wednesday, h 16.30-18 DIRAAS, via Balbi 6 (first floor)

Exam Board

PAOLO ZUBLENA (President)

MANUELA MANFREDINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures; practice exercises.

LESSONS START

19th February, 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

Written paper and oral examination.

Assessment methods

The oral examination will focus on the topics of the course. In addition to that, students will discuss a written paper to be delivered at least ten days before the examination date. Whereas the oral part of the examination will tend to ascertain the expository abilities and the correct use of the specific terminology, the written paper is intended to verify the ability to adequately articulate the investigation of a text and the formation of a critical judgment on its style.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
16/07/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2020 14:30 GENOVA Orale