Introduction to Russian Linguistics (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002967
Name of lecturer
Daniele Artoni
Coordinator
Daniele Artoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to:
– apply formal linguistic notions to Russian syntax
– describe Russian grammatical phenomena at the interface between syntax and pragmatics, in both Italian and Russian
– identify the most problematic aspects in the acquisition of the grammar of Russian as a second language
– reflect critically on the construction of a syllabus for teaching Russian grammar to second language learners

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В результате освоения дисциплины, студенты сумеют:
− применять сведения общего языкознания в синтаксисе русского языка
− описывать грамматические явления русского языка в пределах синтаксиса и прагматики, как на итальянском так и на русском языке
− идентифицировать проблемы обучения грамматики русского языка как иностранного
− критично обсуждать программы преподавания грамматики русского языка как иностранного

Syllabus

The course unfolds in the following sections:

1. Levels of analysis of the Russian language (phonetics, morphology, syntax, discourse-pragmatics) and linguistic terminology;
2. Sociolinguistics: research methodology, the status of the Russian language in the post-Soviet countries;
3. Pragmatics: Politeness Theory, interaction between aspect and politeness, the pragmatics of requests and suggestions, teaching pragmatics.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pavlenko, A. Multilingualism in Post-Soviet Countries Multilingual Matters 2008
Cubberley, P. Russian: A linguistic introduction Cambridge University Press 2002
Benacchio, R. Конкуренция видов, вежливость и этикет в русском императиве 2002

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam and essay.
Details about the exam and evaluation criteria are spelled out in the course moodle page

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018