Italian Language [Cognomi A-E] (2020/2021)

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Simone Pregnolato
Simone Pregnolato
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I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 28, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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 linguistic: varieties and norm; elements of verbal communication; pragmatics; specific scientific languages and their linguistic registers.
2. Writing: elements of textual linguistics; coherence and cohesion; text types.
3. Elements of Italian grammar: connectives, punctuation.
4. Text analysis and exercises: summary, e-mail.

Slides, exercises and bibliographical supplements will be posted on the E-learning dashboard. They are valid for attending and not attending students.

Native language or foreign students who need to reinforce their knowledge of the Italian grammar, which is took for granted during the course, may read Maurizio Dardano, Pietro Trifone, Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica, Bologna, Zanichelli, 1995 (Edition 3).

NOTA BENE. Students must attend the class they are assigned to, according to the first letter of their surname (A-E, F-O or P-Z). Passages from a class to another are not allowed. This applies also to the final exam.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Maurizio Dardano, Pietro Trifone Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica (Edizione 3) Zanichelli 1995 9788808093844 Lettura facoltativa per i soli studenti che volessero consolidare la propria conoscenza della grammatica italiana
Fabio Rossi, Fabio Ruggiano L'italiano scritto: usi, regole e dubbi (Edizione 1) Carocci 2019 9788843094370 Capp. 1-4 + Glossario e Indice analitico: pp. 11-200, 239-78
Claudio Giovanardi, Elisa De Roberto L'italiano. Strutture, comunicazione, testi (Edizione 1) Pearson 2018 9788891905727 Studio integrale del volume cartaceo (da trascurare la piattaforma digitale)

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination. Production of short texts concerning the different text types analyzed. Resolution of questions. Aim of the examination is verifying knowledges, competences and abilities about written language and basic knowledge of Italian and textual linguistics.

Attending and not-attending students will take the same exam.