Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course allows the student to :• acquire a diachronic knowledge providing the studentwith a greater understanding, awareness and judgmentabout the Slavic languages studied;• collect data, information, knowledge, sources in order to acquire a historical interpretation and a linguistic judgement as much indipendent as possible;• acquire a comparative linguistic framework necessary for a correctcontextualization of the Slavic language studied by the student;• know and understand the milestones leading to theformation of modern Slavic languages;• understand and interpret old Church Slavonic texts, applying their basic knowledge in order to communicate and argue on topics presented in the course.
Course contents summary
The course presents a historical - linguistic outiline ranging from the origins ofSlavic civilization to the formation of various modern Slavic languages, withspecific bibliography for an autonomous researching. Infirst part the following topics will be briefly introduced:the ethnogenesis of the Slavs, their migration, the formation of the first Slavic nations,Christianization, the mission of Cyril and Methodius, alphabets, origin andtradition of Slavic Writing. A second part will cover thefundamentals of phonology and morpho - syntax of Old Church Slavonic. Practical exercising will concern reading and philological commenting some passages of old Slavonic texts. The material for practical exercises is provided during the course and made available on elly.it platform.
Lectures. Active participation Will still be required in reading and interpreting documents andtexts.
Assessment methods and criteria