Italian linguistics 3: historical linguistics
|Course code module||FLWTLI0310|
|Study load (hours)||112|
|Language of instruction:||Italian|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
have a good introduction-level knowledge of Italian linguistics, and
are capable of adequately describing and analysing linguistic data
(bibliographies, grammars) and can pinpoint grammatical variation
between normative prescriptive grammar and practical usage.
Knowledge of Latin is not required.
course is offered in the programme of Romance Languages, Literatures
and Linguistics for the students of the old "licentiaatsprogramma"; it
is furthermore offered in the third year of the Bachelor programme
where it continues the formation in Italian linguistics of the second
year of the bachelor programme.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
course trains students to correctly read and interpret old Italian
forms in texts and to interpret their historical development.
historical evolution of Italian will be described starting from the old
Latin forms, and using texts from different periods and ages.
students will be able to correctly interpret historical evolutionary
stages based on older and modern Italian linguistic forms as they find
their way in the historical grammars of Italian.
3. Course content
course proposes a linguistic history of the Italian language from the
"internal" (i.e. grammatical) point of view: phonetic, phonological,
morphological and syntactic patterns in the evolution of Italian from
Latin to the modern stages will be studied.
There will be a
specific interest in the geographical variation, and the evolution of
the Tuscan norm and its implications for present day Italian.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
PATOTA Giuseppe (2002), Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano, Il Mulino, Bologna.
7. Recommended reading - study material
is no shortage of publications on historical Italian linguistics.
Accessible and useful are especially the following references:
SERIANNI Luca (2001), Lezioni di grammatica storica italiana, Bulzoni, Roma.
ZAMBONI Alberto (2000), Alle origini dell'italiano. Dinamiche e tipologie della transizione dal latino, Carocci, Roma.
MAIDEN Martin (1998), Storia linguistica dell'italiano, Il Mulino, Bologna.
SERIANNI Luca & Giuseppe ANTONELLI (2006), L'italiano: istruzioni per l'uso. Storia e attualità della lingua italiana, Mondadori, Milano.
For detailed references on historical evolutions of specific forms and/or items: see Rohlfs (1966-1969) and/or Tekavcic (1972).
Tutoring is done by the instructor - contact him for further info.
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