GENERAL LINGUISTICS

GENERAL LINGUISTICS

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Code
72647
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9918 MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART (LM-14) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8769 News, Media and Publishing (LM-19) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MODERN LITERATURES AND PERFORMING ART)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The theoretical basis of pragmatic analysis of texts will be illustrated and the salient characteristics of dialogue and main conversational mechanisms will be discussed. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The overall goal of the course is knowledge of the categories of pragmatic linguistics that most lend themselves to a connection with rhetoric and stylistic perspectives. The course aims to give students: a) knowledge of the principles of textuality and verifying their functioning on real texts; b) a better awareness of the mechanisms of text comprehension also in relation to the implicit dimension. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course gives students knowledge about the pragmatic dimensions of linguistic facts. In particular, it enables students to recognise the different aspects of textuality and the dialogic functioning of communicative exchanges in their multidimensionality. At the end of the course, the students who have regularly attended will be able to:

recognize the various aspects of the communicative exchanges in their dialogic functioning;

be aware of the multidimensional nature of communicative facts;

describe utterances and texts in their different interactional parameters;

decipher the main types of implicit messages.

 

 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

A basic knowledge of linguistics is required. 

Teaching methods

Lectures and presentation of articles and materials also in the context of seminars.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

During the course the theoretical fundamentals and recent developments of linguistic and pragmatic analysis of discourse and texts will be illustrated in an ethno- and socio-linguistic perspective. The salient characteristics of dialogue and main conversational mechanisms will be discussed. The dimension of textuality in its constituent elements and its contextualised functioning will be introduced. Articles will be presented and examples will be discussed in the context of seminars. Simone Turco will hold a seminar on the theme “The unsaid of texts: implicit forms, reticence and 'omissis'”.

 

The bibliography for students who attend will be handed out during the course.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For 9 CFU:

Cardona, Giorgio Raimondo, 2006, Intoduzione all’etnolinguistica, Torino, UTET Università.

Caffi, Claudia, 2010, Pragmatica. Sei lezioni, Roma, Carocci.

Bazzanella, Carla,  1994, Le facce del parlare, Firenze, La Nuova Italia.

Calaresu, Emilia, 2004, Testuali parole. La dimensione pragmatica e testuale del discorso riportato, Milano, Angeli, Cap. I,  Le forme ‘tradizionali’ del discorso riportato, pp. 17-42.

For students who have never followed a course in General Linguistics the study of an introduction to the discipline is higly recommended. For instance, one of the following introductions:

G. Berruto, M. Cerruti, La linguistica. Un corso introduttivo, Torino, UTET Università, 2017 (II ed.), oppure G. Gobber, M. Morani, Linguistica generale, Milano, McGraw-Hill, 2014.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Wednesday from 14 to 15 and by appointment.

Exam Board

CLAUDIA CAFFI (President)

SIMONE TURCO

IRENE DE FELICE

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and presentation of articles and materials also in the context of seminars.

LESSONS START

October 9, 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

The oral exam aims to: a) assess the competencies acquired in relation to the theoretical fundamentals of linguistic and pragmatic analysis of discourses and texts in an integrated perspective; b) assess the competencies acquired vis-à-vis the functioning of the main dialogic and conversational mechanisms; c) assess the capacity to apply these competencies to the description of real discourses and texts in their multidimensional interplay.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
25/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale