HISTORY OF ITALIAN
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.
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.
Elementary knowledge of the history of Italian literature
Essential history of Italian language. Sociolinguistic overview of contemporary Italian. Synthetic overview of the linguistic history of Italian theatre.
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).
Ricevimento: Tuesday and Wednesday, h 16.30-18 DIRAAS, via Balbi 6 (first floor)
PAOLO ZUBLENA (President)
Written (short essay questions) and oral examination.
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)