Slavic Philology LM (2017/2018)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02557
Name of lecturer
Marco Magnani
Coordinator
Marco Magnani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/21 - SLAVIC STUDIES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Semester 1 dal Oct 2, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
– describe the crucial periods of the linguistic and cultural history of the Slavs, with particular attention to Russia;
– compare different Slavic languages, both synchronically and diachronically, analysing some of their phonetic and morphological features;
– use the appropriate linguistic terminology in Russian;
– present the results of individual research.

Syllabus

*PROGRAMME*
After sketching out a brief history of the Slavs, we will focus on (a) the main changes (particularly in phonology and morphology) from Indoeuropean to Proto-Slavonic, and from proto-Slavonic to old Russian; (b) some features of Old Church Slavonic, with special attention to writing; and (c) a number of morpho-phonological differences across contemporary Slavic languages.

*BIBLIOGRAPHY*
– Cubberley, P. 2002. Russian: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge University Press (cap. 1); oppure
Marcialis, N. 2005. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava, Firenze, Firenze university press (capp. 1-2)
– Slides and papers uploaded on the Moodle webpage

Programme and bibliography are the same for both attending and non-attending students

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Marcialis, N. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava Firenze University Press 2005 ch 1 & ch. 2
Cubberley, P. Russian: A linguistic introduction Cambridge University Press 2002 Introduction & ch. 1

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. Students who attend classes regularly can take part of the exam by giving in-class presentations on topics chosen with the help of the lecturer.

*CONTENTS*
The exam will cover all topics dealt with thoughout the course.
At the end of the course, students will be provided with a more detailed list of the topics.

*LANGUAGE*
Students can choose whether they want to take the exam in English, Russian or in Italian.

*ASSESSMENT CRITERIA*
Particular attention in the final evaluation is given to:
– content accuracy and completeness
– knowledge of the subject-specific lexicon
– precision in the discussion of the topics
– critical ability in reasoning, commenting on and bringing examples as evidence for specific argumentations
– originality in establishing connections among the various topics
– active participation in class (for attending students)

Repeating mechanically and mnemonically the contents of the course, logical fallacies in the argumentation, insufficiently mastering the technical terminology will have a negative impact on the evaluation.

*ASSESSMENT METHODS*
The final mark is expressed in thirties

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018