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A.A. 2020/2021

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The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

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Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Sep 28, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Feb 15, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione invernale Jan 11, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione estiva May 31, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione autunnale Aug 30, 2021 Sep 25, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2019/20) Nov 2, 2020 Nov 7, 2020
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2019/20) Apr 7, 2021 Apr 13, 2021
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva (a.a. 2020/21) Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021

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2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)

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2nd foreign literature disciplinary area or textual and comparative studies
A philology to be chosen among the following (philology must be related to one of the chosen languages)
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French fr


II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, the students will be able to - master the methodology enabling them to study the French language diachronically starting from historical documents such as dictionaries and encyclopaedias, accessible in various formats; - master knowledge on the history of publishing and press in French and its relationship with the history of the language, for instance: the evolution of official standard for spelling, the role of institutional dictionaries in establishing the standard, lexical innovations coming from press and journalism.


The course deals with the birth and evolution of the French language, with particular attention to the history of publishing and printing in France. The main features of French in diachrony will be examined in some main texts, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and newspapers.

The course has two focuses, one general, one specific:
• General focus : a survey of the evolution of the French language from the Middle Ages to the classical period
• Specific focus :
-the evolution of spelling and writing systems.
- the metalexicographical study of the role of dictionaries and encyclopaedias in the evolution of French as a language of science.
- The French of journalism : the case of the French Revolution

Goals of general focus lectures :
Examples of French texts in the form of extracts will be analysed as witnesses to the state of the language at a particular period.
1. Chrétien de Troyes : Le chevalier de la charrette
2. Louis Meigret: spelling at the moment of the invention of the printing press
3. François Rabelais : Gargantua, Le tiers livre
4. Denis Diderot : Writings on science
5. The language of the French press at the time of the French Revolution

• Goals of the specific focus (metalexicographical) lectures :
understand, analyse, interpret historical French dictionaries
- account for the emergence of scientific and technical French
- understand the linguistic issues at stake in the dictionaries analysed
- understand the social issues at stake in the dictionaries analysed
- understand the underlying attitudes towards language issues, in particular
o technical and scientific language
o outside influences on French

Dictionaries studied from their on-line presentations include:
Furetière (1690) Dictionnaire universel
Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, first edition (1694)
Dictionnaire “Trévoux” (1704 - 1771)
Diderot, d’Alembert (1751 - 1779), Encyclopédie
Panckoucke (1782 - 1832), Encyclopédie méthodique
Féraud : Dictionnaire critique (1787) ; Supplément

Required reading:
- Anglade, Joseph (1931), Grammaire élémentaire de l’ancien français, Paris, Armand Colin.élémentaire_de_l’ancien_français
- Pruvost, Jean (2006), Les dictionnaires français, outils d’une langue et d’une culture, Paris, Éditions Ophrys. Collection : L'Essentiel français.
- Steuckardt, Agnès (2006), L’anglicisme politique dans la seconde moitié du 18e siècle. De la glose d’accueil à l’occultation, Mots, 86, p. 9-22
- Zanola, Maria Teresa (2014), Arts et métiers au XVIIIe siècle. Etudes de terminologie diachronique, Préface d’Alain Rey, postface de Bénédicte Madinier, Paris, L’Harmattan.

Webites used :
• Musée virtuel des dictionnaires (LDI, Cergy)
• Dictionnaires d’autrefois (Atilf, Nancy)
• Dictionnaire universel (Furetière) : http://www.furetiè
• Dictionnaire critique (Féraud) :
• Édition Numérique Collaborative et CRitique de l’²Encyclopédie (Académie des sciences)
• La Bouche de fer (French Revolutionary newspaper) :


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Zanola Maria Teresa Arts et métiers au XVIIIe siècle. Essais de terminologie diachronique L'Harmattan 2014
Pruvost Jean Les dictionnaires français, outils d’une langue et d’une culture Ophrys 2006

Examination Methods

Contrôle continu:
L’étudiant qui suivra les cours fera deux exposés pendant le semestre. En outre, il présentera en fin de semestre un article tiré de l’Encyclopédie. Cette présentation mettra en lumière l’évolution des pratiques lexicographiques aussi bien que celle de la langue. Une attention particulière sera portée aux évolutions de la langue propres à faciliter la pensée scientifique, tant sous la forme de l’élaboration des terminologies que sous celle de l’emploi de certaines constructions syntaxiques propres à exprimer l’abstraction.

Pour les étudiants qui n’assistent pas aux cours:
Un programme de travaux à réaliser sera adressé à chaque étudiant non assidu. Prière de se mettre en relation le plus rapidement possible avec l’enseignant. Celui-ci comporte des devoirs à rendre à intervalles réguliers. L’examen oral prendra la forme d’une présentation et de la défense du portefeuille de travaux réalisés au cours du semestre.

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Double degree

The University of Verona, through a network of agreements with foreign universities, offers international courses that enable students to gain a Double/Joint degree at the time of graduation. Indeed, students enrolled in a Double/Joint degree programme will be able to obtain both the degree of the University of Verona and the degree issued by the Partner University abroad - where they are expected to attend part of the programme -, in the time it normally takes to gain a common Master’s degree. The institutions concerned shall ensure that both degrees are recognised in the two countries.

Places on these programmes are limited, and admissions and any applicable grants are subject to applicants being selected in a specific Call for applications.

The latest Call for applications for Double/Joint Degrees at the University of Verona is available now!

Stage e tirocini

Le attività di stage sono finalizzate a far acquisire allo studente una conoscenza diretta in settori di particolare interesse per l’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro e per l’acquisizione di abilità professionali specifiche.
Le attività di stage sono svolte sotto la diretta responsabilità di un singolo docente presso studi professionali, enti della pubblica amministrazione, aziende accreditate dall’Ateneo veronese.
I crediti maturati in seguito ad attività di stage saranno attribuiti secondo quanto disposto nel dettaglio dal “Regolamento d’Ateneo per il riconoscimento dei crediti maturati negli stage universitari” vigente.
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