HISTORY OF ITALIAN

HISTORY OF ITALIAN

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Code
84335
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-FIL-LET/12
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Letters and Humanities)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of the history of Italian and, more specifically, an overview of the linguistic history of Italian theatre.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Basic knowledge of the history of Italian; knowledge of the sociolinguistic variations of Italian and the relationships between standard Italian and regional varieties; knowledge of the main traits of innovation of the so-called neostandard Italian; knowledge of the key moments in the linguistic history of Italian theatre and peculiar stylistic features of its main authors.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To learn the key moments in the history of Italian language. To situate historically its texts and main authors. To internalise the basic concepts of Italian sociolinguistics. To define and identify the main traits of neostandard Italian. To illustrate synthetically the key moments in the linguistic history of Italian theatre and peculiar stylistic features of its main authors.

PREREQUISITES

Elementary knowledge of the history of Italian literature

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Essential history of Italian language. Sociolinguistic overview of contemporary Italian. Synthetic overview of the linguistic history of Italian theatre.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes; C. Marazzini, Breve storia della lingua italiana, Bologna, il Mulino; C. Giovanardi - P. Trifone, La lingua del teatro, Bologna, il Mulino (first part and four commented texts to choose in the second part).

For students who do not attend classes: Paolo D'Achille, L'italiano contemporaneo, Bologna, il Mulino (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

LESSONS START

February18th, 2020

EXAMS

Exam description

Written (short essay questions) and oral examination.

Assessment methods

Written exam to test the student’s knowledge of the history of Italian language and of the main traits of neostandard Italian; oral examination to test the student’s knowledge of the linguistic history of Italian theatre. The final mark will be calculated by taking the average of the two tests (written and oral)

Exam schedule

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