Catalan language and culture II (2013/2014)

Course code
4S001238
Name of lecturer
Lidia Carol
Coordinator
Lidia Carol
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
L-LIN/07 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - SPANISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
not yet allocated

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able to communicate personal information in Catalan in everyday situations to third parties in a direct or indirect form, using present, past and future verbs. Students will be able to describe the surroundings and to express personal aspects using oral and written phrases (A2 of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages). Besides, the student will achieve a general knowledge of the Contemporary Catalan culture: literature, cinema, art.
The course offers a theoretical and practical study of Catalan, both from a historical point of view and from purely linguistic perspective. The study of grammar (phonetics, morphology, syntax) is seen as means to develop the capacity of understanding (written and oral forms) and expression (written and oral). In order to improve analytical and critical reflection on language, the theoretical and methodological lessons are complemented by practical activities.

Syllabus

Seguendo la stessa linea di studio del corso di Lingua e Cultura Catalana 1, anche questo corso propone un approccio teorico alla lingua catalana, sia da un punto di vista storico che puramente linguistico. Approfondendo diversi concetti visti nel corso I, cui si lavorerà, per esempio, sull’orazione complessa, la strutturazione del discorso (descrittivo, narrativo, argomentativo ed espositivo) tenendo conto dei principali connettori di queste tipologie testuali. Allo scopo di facilitare la riflessione analitica sulla lingua, le lezioni teorico-metodologiche saranno affiancate da attività pratiche.

BIBLIOGRAFIA
- Bastons Villalonga, N. et al., Català bàsic. Iniciació a la llengua oral, Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya, Departament de Cultura, 1999.
- Bastons Villalonga et al., Veus 2, Barcelona, PAM, 2005.
- Carol L., Dalla pagina allo schermo. Uno sguardo alla letteratura catalana contemporanea, Cierre Edizioni, Verona, 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination + min. 75% Course attendance.
The student has to have completed and passed the examination of Lingua e Cultura Catalana 1