Slavic Philology (2019/2020)

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Name of lecturer
Daniele Artoni
Daniele Artoni
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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

The course aims at providing in-depth 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 de-velopments from Old Church Slavonic into modern lan-guages and the history of Slavic Studies;
2) know how to apply specific knowledge from the philo-logical 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
Marcialis, N. Introduzione alla lingua paleoslava Firenze University Press 2005
Cubberley, P. Russian: A linguistic introduction Cambridge University Press 2002
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.