Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

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 30, 2019 Jan 11, 2020
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Feb 17, 2020 May 30, 2020
Exam sessions
Session From To
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione invernale Jan 13, 2020 Feb 15, 2020
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione estiva Jun 3, 2020 Jul 25, 2020
ESAMI LINGUE - sessione autunnale Aug 24, 2020 Sep 19, 2020
Degree sessions
Session From To
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione autunnale (a.a. 2018/19) Nov 4, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione straordinaria (a.a. 2018/19) Mar 30, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
LAUREE LINGUE - sessione estiva (a.a. 2019/20) Jul 6, 2020 Jul 11, 2020
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
Period From To
Festa Ognissanti (Lingue) Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Sospensione delle lezioni Nov 2, 2019 Nov 2, 2019
Vacanze di Natale (Lingue) Dec 23, 2019 Jan 6, 2020
Vacanze di Pasqua (Lingue) Apr 10, 2020 Apr 14, 2020
Festa della Liberazione (Lingue) Apr 25, 2020 Apr 25, 2020
Festa del Lavoro (Lingue) May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 2, 2020 May 2, 2020
Festa del Santo Patrono (Lingue) May 21, 2020 May 21, 2020
Sospensione delle lezioni May 22, 2020 May 23, 2020
Festa della Repubblica (Lingue) Jun 2, 2020 Jun 2, 2020
Vacanze estive (Lingue) Aug 10, 2020 Aug 15, 2020

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


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Genetti Stefano

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Grossi Piergiovanna

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Hartle Sharon

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Lorenzetti Maria Ivana

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Miotti Renzo

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Neri Stefano

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Padovan Andrea

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Stanzani Sandro

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Tallarico Giovanni Luca

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Tirelli Matteo

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Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
1st foreign literature
2nd foreign literature
3rd foreign language B1 level
activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021
1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
1st foreign literature
2nd foreign literature
Philology related to 1st or 2nd foreign language
activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022
1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
Final exam

1° Year 

1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
1st foreign literature
2nd foreign literature
3rd foreign language B1 level

2° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2020/2021

1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
1st foreign literature
2nd foreign literature
Philology related to 1st or 2nd foreign language

3° Year   activated in the A.Y. 2021/2022

1st foreign language
2nd foreign language
Final exam

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

Learning outcomes

The course illustrates concepts of linguistics combined with those of computer science. It will introduce the students to the basics of the science of language, of the different dimensions of natural languages and of the CA (Computer-Aided) tools relevant to the representation and to the treatment of data. At the end of the course, the student: - will acquire basic knowledge about natural language, CA methods and tools for the linguistic analysis; - will apply the knowledge using some tools during class for the representation and the treatment of linguistic data; - will start developing critical thinking about theories, methods and tools; - will be able to communicate and interact more effectively with technicians and experts in multimedia and IT processes; - will be able to find out more autonomously further bibliography, data and tools.


The course is split into two main sections, roughly equivalent in size, each with the aim of presenting Computational Linguistics starting from one of its two extremes: the first section will focus on text, its representation and the formalisation of linguistical data, while the second section will introduce mathematical/statistical concepts and methods for the analysis of language (mainly intended as written text).

After a general introduction about the objectives of Computational Linguistics and a sketch of the discipline's history, the first part will regard the following topics:
- linguistic resources: corpora
- text encoding and standardisation: Unicode & UTF8
- linguistic units and annotational layers
- from sentences to trees: Universal Dependencies as an example of morphosyntactic annotation

The second part will deal with the following topics:
- statistical concepts related to the linguistic phenomenon: Zipf's law and word graphs
- automated analysis and instruments: Markov chains, entropy...
- mentions to different possibilities of automatic analysis: morphological analysis, Named Entity Recognition, Sentiment Analysis...
- non-projectivity as a particular case study for parsing (i.e. automated syntactic analysis)
- evaluation cycles and methods

For what concerns the second part in particular, the course has among its goals to back some of the theory with practical sessions involving the use of methods and programs from the own terminal. To this end, further directions will be given at the start of the course.

The course might be subjected to slight variations, based on previous knowledge by part of the students, on the possible need to tackle some topics more in-depth, and on the management of technical details.

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Chris Manning, Hinrich Schütze Foundations of Statistical Natural Language Processing MIT Press 1999 9780262133609 Sito di riferimento: Sito della casa editrice:
Gaetano Berruto, Massimo Cerruti La linguistica. Un corso introduttivo UTET Università 2017 9788860084835 Più approfondito ed esaustivo rispetto alla Lingusitica elementare del De Mauro.
Maria Freddi Linguistica dei corpora Carocci 2014 9788843071166 Introduzione ai corpus per la linguistica, con spunti pratici
Tullio De Mauro Linguistica elementare Laterza 2003 9788842069775 Panoramica delle nozioni di base della linguistica esposti sinteticamente, con esercizi, mappe e tabelle
Jacob Perkins Python 3 Text Processing with NLTK 3 Cookbook Packt 2014 9781782167853 Prontuario estremamente pratico per molte operazioni comuni e non solo di linguistica computazionale ed elaborazione del linguaggio naturale. Sito della casa editrice:
Jan Goyvaerts, Steven Levithan Regular Expressions Cookbook (Edizione 2) O'Reilly Media 2012 9781449319434 Manuale che tratta la maggior parte delle implementazioni di espressioni regolari e fornisce una ricca casistica. Dai gestori del sito
Dan Jurafsky, James H. Martin Speech and Language Processing Prentice Hall 2008 9780131873216 Completamente disponibile nell'ultima versione sul sito:
Alessandro Lenci, Simonetta Montemagni, Vito Pirrelli Testo e computer: elementi di linguistica computazionale Carocci Aulamagna 2016 9788843083060 Testo di riferimento principale
Daniel Zeman The world of tokens, tags and trees Ústav formální a aplikované lingvistiky (ÚFAL) 2018 9788088132097 Panoramica generale sull'annotazione morfosintattica di un corpus, con presentazione e motivazione del formalismo delle Universal Dependencies. Estratto scaricabile dalla pagina ufficiale

Examination Methods

The exam will consist of two phases: a written composition of the student's choice but agreed upon by the professor, and an oral interrogation, both equivalent with regard to the final grade.

The form of the elaborate is not fixed, but it will need to focus on or take inspiration from the topics dealt with during the course and should be i nthe format of a 4-10-page article. It will be posssible to touch upon more theoretical or more practical aspects. Some ideas:
- create a small corpus and comment how automated linguistic analysis works for it
- use Python to write a script for tokenisation, parser evaluation, or similar
- develop and discuss an annotation strategy following the Universal Dependencies formalism for a language at your choosing (preferably NOT English nor Italian), and possibly confront it with already existing annotation styles

Among the main evaluation criteria, formal correctness will come before originality of the topic.

The oral interrogation is expected to last around half an hour (duration might vary according to the number of students taking the exam) and, starting from the composition, it will touch upon any of the course's topics, possibly comprehending reasoning questions.

Students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (SLD), who intend to request the adaptation of the exam, must follow the instructions given HERE

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Stage e tirocini

Nel piano didattico della laurea triennale in Lingue e letterature per l’editoria e i media digitali (L11 ED-DH) è previsto un tirocinio/stage obbligatorio (CFU 6).

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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