HISTORY OF ITALIAN
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Specialist Course of Italian Language’s History will provide the students an approach to the linguistic general questions and to several important texts (most of all being literary), and will promote the use of historical grammatic and dictionary, specialistic bibliography, concordances and online resources.
Course contents summary
course will be dedicated to the development of language’s issue between Neoclassicism and Romanticism trough several exemplifing texts in order to restore the linguistic debat in the first thirthy years of nineteenth century. In this context the Manzoni’s linguistic reflections between Fermo e Lucia and Promessi sposi (1827) will be put. During the lessons the students will be directed to investigate one of the discussed cases and to prepare a short presentation about. Attending students will receive a supplementary bibliography for their presentation during the first lessons period. These presentations will be considered part of the final exam.
All the students will be required to study the following texts:
L. Serianni, Il primo Ottocento, Bologna, il Mulino, 1989
G. Nencioni, La lingua di Manzoni, Bologna, il Mulino, 1993
A. Dardi, Introduzione a V. Monti, Gli scritti di Vincenzo Monti sulla lingua italiana, Firenze, Olschki, 1990
The students will be guided to examine separate important texts in addition to the frontal lessons dedicated to the authors and their literary context. Every student will be guided to prepare a presentation that will consist in collection calaloguing, critical analysis of linguistic data. The presentations will be discussed during the final lessons.
Assessment methods and criteria
nal exam will be an oral interview in wich the student will prove to be able to: 1) know the development of the linguistic issue between the seventeenth and eighteenth century; 2) put the authors and works correctly in the contest of Italian Language History of eighteenth century; 3) identify and remark on the peculiar linguistic features inside the texts using the most appropriate analysis instruments.
Attendance is strongly recommended. Non-attending students will have to contact the professor.