Russian Language 1
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.
An introduction to the general principles of Russian phonetics and grammar, with special attention to noun and verb morphology.
Beginning with the Russian alphabet, we will first analyse the correspondences between phonemes and graphemes, as well as the major phonological processes of the Russian language; and then look at the forms and main functions of the features of noun morphology (number, gender, case). Finally, we will discuss the main categories of verb morphology (number, person, tense), with special attention to the aspect feature.
- Langran, J., Vešnieva, N. & Magnati, D. 2011. Молодец! Parliamo russo 1, Corso comunicativo di Lingua russa, Livello A 1. Editore Ulrico Hoepli, Milano.
- Chavronina, S., Širočenskaja, A. 2007. Il russo. Esercizi. Il Punto Editoriale, Roma.
- Slides of the lecturer and further papers uploaded on the e-learning website
Programme and bibliography are the same for both attending and non-attending students.
For a more detailed overview of the topics in phonology and morphology, see the following handbook:
- Cubberley, P. 2002. Russian: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge University Press (ch. 2-3).
Written exam with questions and exercises.
Students can take the exam only after they acquire the B1 language certificate.
The final grade is the mean between the grade of the written exam and that of the B1 certificate.