History of the Italian Language LT (i)
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
LEARNING OUTCOMES: The course has three learning outcomes: 1) to provide a basic knowledge of the historical grammar of the Italian language; 2) to provide a basic knowledge of the history of the Italian language, from its origins to modernity; 3) to guide students in the morphosyntactic analysis of some significant texts in a diachronic perspective. KNOWLEDGE: elements of phonetics, morphology and historical grammar; birth and development of the Italian language from its origins to the contemporary. SKILLS: Recognize the traits of continuity and discontinuity between the Latin and Italian languages; Interpreting texts in Italian language in a diachronic perspective.
Prerequisites and basic notions
Knowledge of the Italian language and its grammatical structures.
1) Historical grammar of Italian language
a. from Latin to vulgar: elements of phonetics
b. elements of nominal and verbal morphology
2) History of Italian language, from the oldest vernacular documents to the contemporary Italian language, with particular regard to the most significant historical moments:
a. the birth of the literary language in the Fourteenth Century
b. the codification of the literary language in the Sixteenth Century
c. the first Vocabulary of the Italian language (Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca, 1612)
d. the linguistic debate in the Eighteenth Century
e. the linguistic debate in the Nineteenth Century and the national union
f. the making of the national language
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Frontal lesson in the presence.
Learning assessment procedures
The exam is oral and is intended to ascertain knowledge of the topics covered during the course and the ability to interpret the language of the texts in a diachronic perspective. For non-attending students there is an additional program: it is advisable to contact the Professor.
Each student will be asked at least two questions, one on historical grammar and one on the history of the Italian language: the mark (out of thirty) will be attributed taking into account the knowledge acquired, the ability to range in relevant ways in other disciplines, the ability to establish links between the different moments in the history of the Italian language.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade