HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE FROM FIVE TO TWENTIETH CENTURY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will focus attention on te linguistic situation in the principal ages of italian lenguage; accordingly, it is meant to deepen student’s skills in writing italian lenguage.
Goals of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences): 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).
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.
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.
C. Marazzini, La lingua italiana. Storia, testi, strumenti, Bologna, il Mulino, 2010.
Frontal lessons and exercises (analysis of several important texts fron different ages of Italian literature).
Assessment methods and criteria
Assessment will be by written exam (the re-working of data collected in the course of the research) and by an oral exam on secondary readings.