German Philology (2014/2015)

Course code
4S00877
Name of lecturer
Maria Adele Cipolla
Coordinator
Maria Adele Cipolla
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/15 - GERMANIC PHILOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 23, 2015 al May 30, 2015.

Lesson timetable

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

Learning outcomes

Germanic Philology: Methods and Editorial Praxis.
Ecdotics, Historical Linguistics, History of Scholarship

1. General Introduction to Historical Linguistics and Textual Philology.

History of scholarship. Introduction to textual philology. Germanic languages and cultures; earliest and current Germanic languages and their Indo-European kinship; Greek, Latin and vernacular sources. Preliterate traditions and literacy. The introduction of writing: the invention of runes and the adaptation of Greek and Latin alphabets. Conversion and manuscript culture. Earliest literary traditions: Gothic; Anglo-Saxon; medieval High and Low German; Old Norse. Romania Germanica in Italy.

2. Historico-linguistic and philological analysis of an Old Norse text: The Creation in Gylfaginning.

In the second part of the course, a short medieval text (belonging to the Old Norse tradition) will be examined (through facsimile reproductions of manuscripts and editions), in order to illustrate the evolutive features of the cognate Germanic languages

Syllabus

Germanic Philology: Methods and Editorial Praxis.
Ecdotics, Historical Linguistics, History of Scholarship

LITERATURE

1. Introduction: Historical linguistics; History of Scholarship; Germanic Languages: Phonology, Morphology, Lexis

- CIPOLLA, Adele, Lezioni di Filologia germanica: Linguistica anglisti/tedeschisti: Schede per i corsi di Filologia germanica delle lauree triennali (pdf: elearning)

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EITHER

- LEONARDI, Simona, and Elda MORLICCHIO, La filologia germanica e le lingue moderne, Bologna: Il mulino 2009

OR:

- MOLINARI, Maria Vittoria, La filologia germanica, Bologna: Zanichelli (pp. 1-23, 91-145),

OR:

- GREEN, Dennis H. 1998. Language and History in the Early Germanic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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LUISELLI FADDA, Anna Mari, Tradizioni manoscritte e critica del testo nel Medioevo germanico, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1994.

2. Historico-linguistic and philological analysis of an Old Norse text: The Creation in Gylfaginning.

- FAULKES, Anthony, ed., Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning, London, Viking Society for Northern Research, 1988 (http://www.vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/Edda-1.pdf), pp. 9-13

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam
Mid-Term Exam: Written Test in English on Point 1. in the exCourse Literature