Italian Language [Cognomi P-Z] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S00914
Name of lecturer
Veronica Gobbato
Coordinator
Veronica Gobbato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-FIL-LET/12 - ITALIAN LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I SEMESTRE dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

I SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to give an overview of contemporary italian language from an historical and linguistic perspective. Basic categories of linguistic will be considered in order to understand the descriptive part of the topic. The sociolinguistic theories will be explained to contextualize the transformations occurred in the current Italian language. The second part will provide the necessary tools for a text composition and comprehension. The didactic method includes appropriate exercises and activities during the lessons.

Syllabus

1. Elements of Italian grammar: use of verbal modes and tenses, connective tissues, figures of speech, punctuation.
2. How to write in Italian: the textual typologies; language and records; the writing process (list of points to do, drafting, revision).
3. Exercise of analysis and textual production: argumentative text, summary, examples of professional written texts (letter, brochure, report ...).

E-learning platform will be provided materials (slides, tutorials, bibliographical supplements ...) for attending or not-attending students.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Luca Serianni Italiani scritti (Edizione 3) il Mulino 2012 9788815239273
Paola Italia Scrivere all'università. Manuale pratico con esercizi e antologia di testi Mondadori Università 2014

Assessment methods and criteria

Written text

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017