HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

Linguistica e Didattica dell'Italiano nel Contesto Internazionale HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

0324000007
DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF7
LINGUISTICS AND DIDACTICS OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
2022/2023

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2017
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
ExamDate
APPELLO GENNAIO18/01/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO FEBBRAIO15/02/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO MAGGIO22/05/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO GIUGNO21/06/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO LUGLIO12/07/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO SETTEMBRE20/09/2023 - 10:30
APPELLO DICEMBRE13/12/2023 - 10:30
Objectives
AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A SOLID KNOWLEDGE OF THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE FROM ITS ORIGIN TO THE PRESENT DAY AND TO FAMILIARIZE WITH THE HISTORY AND THE NATURA OF THE DISCIPLINE.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT:
- WILL KNOW THE MAIN STEPS OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST TEXTS UP TO THE PRESENT DAY;
- WILL ACQUIRE THE MAIN PRINCIPLES OF THE ITALIAN HISTORICAL GRAMMAR;
- WILL LEARN TO ANALYSE VARIOUS ITALIAN TEXTS FROM A HISTORICAL-LINGUISTIC POINT OF VIEW.

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- USE THE APPROPRIATE SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY;
- CONTEXTUALIZE, FROM A HISTORICAL-LINGUISTIC POINT OF VIEW, VARIOUS TYPES OF ITALIAN TEXTS AND ESTABLISH RELATIONS WITH HISTORIES OF OTHER EUROPEAN LANGUAGES;
- RECOGNIZE AND ANALYSE THE MAIN LINGUISTIC FEATURES IN ITALIAN LITERARY AND NON-LITERARY TEXTS.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- CRITICALLY EXAMINE ITALIAN TEXTS OF VARIOUS TYPES;
- MAKE INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENTS ON PROBLEMS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO CLEARLY AND CORRECTLY PRESENT THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE.

LEARNING SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO:
- DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING;
- SHARE INFORMATION, HYPOTHESES, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS ON LINGUISTIC AND EXTRALINGUISTIC DATA RELATING TO THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE;
- USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND DIGITAL RESOURCES.
Prerequisites
GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
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Contents
THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE ESSENTIAL OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE, (PART I) STARTING FROM THE FIRST PIECES OF EVIDENCE IN VERNACULAR UP TO CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN, OVER CENTURIES UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE XXTH CENTURY, TO DEBATES AND DISCUSSIONS ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE LINGUISTIC NORM AND ON THE ISSUE OF LANGUAGE (BEGINNING FROM DANTE’S THOUGHTS IN HIS DE VULGARI ELOQUENTIA). SOME HOURS WILL BE DEVOTED TO EXERCISE SESSIONS IN LAB LEGIT (LESSICO E GRAMMATICA DELL’ITALIANO) IN WHICH STUDENTS WILL BECOME FAMILIAR WITH SOME FUNDAMENTAL TOOLS FOR THE STUDY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE, IN PARTICULAR HISTORICAL DICTIONARIES OF ITALIAN AND THE TESORO DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA DELLE ORIGINI (WHOSE DATABASE CAN BE CONSULTED ON THE INTERNET)
AN IN-DEPTH STUDY/THEMED PART: THE RECOSTRUCTION OF THE HISTORY AND THE GEOGRAPHY OF ITALIAN CULINARY TEXTS AND OF THEIR LANGUAGE FROM THE ITALIAN MEDIEVAL PERIOD TO UNIFICATION.

Teaching Methods
LECTURES, COLLABORATIVE PLENARY DISCUSSIONS, GUIDED OBSERVATION OF DATA, PRACTICAL EXERCISES.
THE COURSE IS ESSENTIALLY BASED ON FRONTAL TEACHING. DURING THE LESSONS HAS BEEN PLANNED THE SCREENING OF SLIDES TO SHOW GRAPHICS, LAYOUTS AND EXAMPLES CONCERNING THE TOPICS OF THE TEXTBOOKS.

Verification of learning

THE ASSESSMENT OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ACQUIRED WILL BE DONE THROUGH A WRITTEN TEST (TIME ALLOTTED: ONE HOUR).

THE EXAM IS DESIGNED TO ASSESS THE LEVEL ACHIEVED BY THE STUDENT IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE THEORETICAL TOOLS PROVIDED DURING THE COURSE AND THEIR APPLICATION TO TEXTS AND REAL LANGUAGE DATA.
Texts
- C. MARAZZINI, LA LINGUA ITALIANA. PROFILO STORICO, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO.
- THE SPECIFIC BIBLIOGRAPHY REGARDING THE THEMATIC PART WILL BE PROVIDED IN CLASS.


NON ATTENDING STUDENTS:
- C. MARAZZINI, LA LINGUA ITALIANA. PROFILO STORICO, BOLOGNA, IL MULINO.
- S. LUBELLO, L'ITALIANO DEL DIRITTO, ROMA, CAROCCI, 2021
- - S. LUBELLO, IL DIRITTO DAL BASSO, FIRENZE, CESATI, 2022


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