Introduction to Russian Linguistics (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giorgia Pomarolli
Giorgia Pomarolli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- describe the grammatical phenomena of the Russian language by using an adequate linguistic terminology, both in Italian and in Russian;

- apply formal linguistic concepts to the different levels of analysis of the Russian language;

- think critically on linguistic issues related to the acquisition and teaching of Russian as a Foreign Language.


PART I. Introduction to Russian linguistics: levels of analysis of the Russian language

1. Genealogical and typological classifications of languages
2. Phonetics and phonology
3. Morphology
4. Syntax
5. Phraseology
6. Lingvokul’turologija

PART II. Teaching Russian as a Foreign language

1. Foreign language teaching and learning: some essentials
2. Teaching Russian as a Foreign language: a historical overview of methods and approaches
3. Teaching Russian as a Foreign language nowadays
4. Methodological tools and strategies

The course is provided in Russian language.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
BALBONI P.E. Le sfide di Babele (Edizione 4) UTET 2015 9788860084538 Testo consigliato
Щукин А. Н. Методика преподавания русского языка как иностранного: Учеб. пособие для вузов Высшая школа 2003 5-06-004545-5

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.

Language: Russian.

The exam consists in:
- questions related to Part I;
- one question choosen by the student related to Part II.

NB: The programme is the same for attending and non-attending students.