Introduction to Slavic Philology (2019/2020)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

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Daniele Artoni
Daniele Artoni
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II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing knowledge on the history of the language and literary civilisation of the Slavic peoples in order to facilitate the learning of various Slavic languages and literatures.

By the end of the course, students will:
1) know the salient aspects of linguistic and cultural developments from Old Church Slavonic into modern languages and the history of Slavic Studies;
2) know how to apply knowledge from the philological and linguistic fields;
3) develop independent judgments on the main topics of the course and express them in a coherent and correct way.


The course unfolds in the following sections:
1. historical introduction
2. genealogical classification of the Slavic languages
3. diachronic approach to phonological changes
4. music traditions in the Slavic countries
5. comparative approach to Slavic languages
6. language policies in the Slavic countries

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
M. Garzaniti Gli Slavi. Storia, culture e lingue dalle origini ai nostri giorni (Edizione 1) Carocci editore 2013 978-88-430-6807-4
Alexander M. Schenker The Dawn of Slavic: an introduction to Slavic philology Yale University Press 1995

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. Attending students are requested to prepare and present a paper on a given topic. This part will be evaluated as 50% of the final exam.