Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of advanced concepts in phonetics and semantics aimed at reconstructing the history-etymology of Italian gastronomic vocabulary.
Have acquired at least 10 CFU in this branch of study.
Course contents summary
Course title: Principles of phonetics and semantics applied to etymological research on dialect and regional Italian lexicon.
On the basis of the lexicon studied during the undergraduate course Italian Linguistics on Language and cuisine at the Farnese court, the course will exam problems and methods of historical-etymological reconstruction.
M. Pfister e A.Lupis Introduzione all'etimologia romanza, Catanzaro, Rubbettino, 2001.
G. Rohlfs Grammatica storica della lingua italiana e dei suoi dialetti, trad. it. , vol.I La Fonetica, Torino, Einaudi, 1966 (or a reprint).
S. Ullmann, La semantica. Introduzione alla scienza del significato, trad. it. , Bologna, Il Mulino, 1962.
Classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.