HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student should be able to analyze the texts under consideration, at all their linguistic levels, and single out those elements wich are the most innovative, by knowing how to catalogue them. Goals of the course: promoting individual or group research models on complex aspects of language in the ancient and contemporary age by mean of specific instruments for linguistic analysis (lexical in particular).
Course contents summary
The course gives some outlines of the history of italian Language, illustrates the periods of his evolution, examines same important texts from origin to Twentith century and explains the aspects more important of them. The course will focus attention on te linguistic situation in the principal ages of italian language; accordingly, it is meant to deepen student’s skills in italian language.
C. Marazzini, La storia della lingua italiana attraverso i testi, Bologna, il Mulino, 2006; S. Morgana: Breve storia della lingua italiana, Roma, Carocci, 2009.
Frontal lessons and exercises (analysis of several important texts fron different ages of Italian literature).
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment will be performed by written exam and by oral exam. The student should achieve the passing score when he proves to know the typical features of Italian language through different ages, by knowledge of academic notions and textual analysis as well.