Historical Linguistics - PRIMA PARTE (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02585
Name of lecturer
Paola Cotticelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Semestrino IIA dal Feb 22, 2016 al Apr 16, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

Language contact and contact induced language change: typological features

Introduction to the problem of language contact and to the theories which frame the phenomenon, illustrating aspects considered on three levels of linguistic analysis: phonetics, morphology and syntax. In the course also some phenomena of lexical borrowing and loan will be considered. Examples of change induced by contact will be displayed by considering some modern and ancient Indo-European languages.

Syllabus

- Introduction to the problem of language contact
- theories of language contact
- aspects of language contact considered on three levels of linguistic analysis:
- phonetics,
- morphology
- syntax.
- Phaenomena of lexical borrowing and loan
- Examples of change induced by contact will be displayed by considering some modern and ancient Indo-European languages.


Reference:


- Bobaljik, Jonathan D. 2012. Universals in Comparative Morphology: suppletion, superlatives, and the structure of words. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- Bombi, Raffaella 2005, La Linguistica del contatto. Tipologie di anglicismi nell’italiano contemporaneo e riflessi metalinguistici, Roma, Il Calamo.
- Gusmani, Roberto, Saggi sull'interferenza linguistica, 2 vol., Firenze, Le Lettere, 1986 2ed..
- Hickey, Rich, 2010, The Handbook of language contact, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford.
- Thomason, Sarah, 2001, Language contact, Edinburgh University Press.


Further refrences will be give during the lessons.

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Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam at the end of the course and presentation of a paper during the course; for working students a written assignment on a topic chosen with the help of the lecturer.

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