Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course of general Linguistics aims
The first part of the course aims to supply to the students the basic instrumentation for a good knowledge of the institutions of the discipline.
The second part, of monographic character, aims for a first pertaining to content and methodological widening, diverged from year to year, of a prominent theme.
Course contents summary
The course, which aims to provide students with the basic concepts for the acquisition of a modern language training, is dedicated mainly as institutional to present and discuss the basic concepts of general linguistics, addressing in parallel nodal points of the discipline (from terminology issues, the communicative aspects, to the main psycho- and socio-linguistic concepts).
It will be given during the lessons.
De Saussure F., "Cours de Linguistique générale" [CLG], Payot 1916 (till the part 'syncronic linguistics' (§ 192, p. 168 in the ediction Laterza by Tullio De Mauro). Astori, D. "Appunti di linguistica generale", Bottega del Libro edizioni, Parma 2015.
Frontal lessons and seminarial activity. The final verification is in 30/30.
Assessment methods and criteria
oral. We test the general knowledge, content and methodology, of the discipline. Among the most important content of the assessment at least: clarity, logic of argumentation, the competence of the technical language, ability to interdisciplinary links, adequacy of the answers to the questions asked.
About the distribution of the overall score of the vote, up to 8 points are related to the knowledge of the text of Saussure, up to 8 to the book of Astori, up to 8 to the programme discussed in class; you will earn up to 3 points with an (optional) research agreed with the teacher during the course, and up to 3 will be gained through the interaction within the classroom activities.