Italian Language [Cognomi P-Z] (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Jacopo Galavotti
Jacopo Galavotti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Aim of the course is transmitting fundamental knowledge on Italian language and its variability: oral and written Language, specific scientific Languages, different textual typologies. Textual competence and abilities on writing will be improved by practice of analysis and production. Student will be able to recognize variability of Italian Language in time, space, medium, context and register, also in relation to learning of foreigner languages; moreover, student will be able to analyze texts in Italian Language and assing them to different textual typologies.


1. Elements of Italian grammar: verbal moods and tenses, connectives, figures of speech, punctuation.
2. Elements of Italian linguistic: specific scientific languages and relative linguistic registers.
2. Writing: text types; language and registers; the writing process (list of items, draft, review)
3. Text analysis and exercises: summary, professional writing (letter, dépliant, report...)

On e-learning dashboard will be posted slides, exercisez, bibliographical supplements.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Luca Serianni Italiani scritti (Edizione 3) il Mulino 2012 9788815239273
Simona Brambilla La scrittura professionale. Metodi, esempi, esercizi (Edizione 1) Mondadori Università 2008 9788861841734

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination. Production of short texts concerning the different text types analyzed. Resolution of questions. Aim of examination is verifying knowledges, competences and abilities about written language.
Examination will be equal for attending and no-attending students.