Learning outcomes of the course unit
Learning advanced skills in phonetics and semantics, with the objective of the historical-etymological reconstruction of words in the Italian culinary vocabulary.
At least 10 credits attained 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 and A. Lupis, Introduzione all'etimologia romanza, Catanzaro, Rubbettino, 2001.
G. Rohlfs Grammatica storica della lingua italiana e dei suoi dialetti, Italian translation, vol. I La Fonetica, Turin, Einaudi, 1966 (or a reprint).
S. Ullmann, La semantica. Introduzione alla scienza del significato, Italian translation, 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.