Varieties of the Russian language 1 (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002974
Name of lecturer
Giovanna Siedina
Coordinator
Giovanna Siedina
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Russian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at reinforcing the morphological and syntactical knowledge that students have learnt in their previous language courses and at increasing linguistic reflection on the varieties of Russian language. The course is aimed as well at giving students the practical possibility to read, analyze and translate Russian texts representing different varieties of speech. During the course various translation techniques and strategies will be illustrated and used.

Syllabus

The course will have a theoretical and a practical part. The teacher will illustrate the changes that took place in Russian language in the last 20 years (as a consequence of democratization, restandardization and of the weakening of normativity). Texts of different types will be read. Among them: literary works, essays on historical and cultural topics, newspapers articles, political and economic speeches. Texts will also be commented on and translated.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment will be by oral exam. Students will have to demonstrate a knowledge of the topics dealt with during the course. Students are also expected to analyze and illustrate one text among those analyzed and translated during the course.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016