ITALIAN LINGUISTICS (LABORATORY)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Learning the fundamental aspects of the variety of Italian linguistics and its historical development.
Course contents summary
The first unit (unit A, 5 credits) is an introductory course providing a basic overview of the variety within Italian and its dialects, with special emphasis on some of the crucial points in the relationship between language and dialects in Italian linguistic history.
The second unit (unit B, 5 CFU) is a specialised course.
Course title: Italian language in Parma. Stages and aspects.
The course focuses on certain aspects of the history of the Italian language in Parma, with particular attention to its most distinctive non-literary varieties as regards its diatopic and diastratic characteristics.
For the introductory part, the following are recommended: F. Bruni, L'italiano. Elementi di storia della lingua e della cultura, Turin, UTET 1984, or AA.VV., La lingua nella storia d'Italia ed. Luca Serianni, Rome, Società Dante Alighieri, 2001.
In the specialised part, the course follows and develops the indications provided by two contributions by G. Petrolini on the Italian language in Parma and Piacenza contained in the two volumes of L’Italiano nelle regioni, ed. F. Bruni, Turin, UTET: in the first, Lingua nazionale e identità regionali, 1992, pp. 339-57, and in the second, Testi e documenti, 1994, pp. 347-67.
The course is conducted by means of classroom lectures and exercises plus weekly tutorials.
The exam consists of an oral exam on various topics covered in the course syllabus.