Academic year
2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT0840 (AF:248342 AR:135897)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
To gain knowledge and understanding from a comparative perspective, of the main phenomena of linguistic change in the medieval Slavonic sphere, also in view of an adequate understanding of the characteristics of the current Slavic languages .
Being able to understand the main historical, cultural, religious and literary manifestations of the Slavic world through textual documentation of interest
To know and understand the dynamics of texts’ production in the Middle Ages and their dissemination through time and space.
Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
Know how to recognize the main phenomena of linguistic change in Slavic languages and how to present the peculiarities of these languages nowadays;
Using the investigative tools discussed in the course, being able to deal with the linguistic and historical-cultural analysis of a medieval text ;
Know how to use philological terminology correctly in the main areas of teaching.

Being able to focus on the critical debate on philological topics, in order to be able to evaluate alternative hypotheses regarding the same phenomenon (linguistic, literary, historical-cultural) or formulate hypotheses on various issues of discipline.

Be able to communicate the content of the course in a clear and technically adequate way, using the register adequate to the communicative situation.

Being able to re-propose the content of the course

Being able to orient yourself properly in reading the reference texts.
knowledge of the Cyrillic alphabet
Slavs ethnogenesis; protoslavic language; formation of first Slavic states, Slavic languages division; Ss. Cyrillus and Methodius and origins of Slavic literature: alphabets, literature and its development. he formation and development of modern Slavic literary languages. The main phonological and phonetic phenomena in Slavic languages (palatalizations, jer, nasals, yat, metathesis).
Manuale: Garzaniti,M., Gli slavi. Storia, culture e lingue dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Carocci editore 2013. (si possono saltare i capitoli 3, 4, 5, 8, 22-27, 30).
Letture obbligatorie:
K. Stantchev, Questioni di terminologia, problemi di metodo. A proposito di alcune recenti pubblicazioni di Filologia slava. In: Gli studi slavistici in Italia oggi. A cura di R. De Giorgi, S. Garzonio, G. Ziffer. Forum. Editrice Universitaria Udinese, Udine 200, p. 345-361;
M. Garzaniti, Slavia latina e Slavia ortodossa. Per un'interpretazione della civilta' slava nell'Europa medievale, Studi Slavistici IV (2007), s. 29-64,
A. Naumow, Se e come esiste la letteratura slavo-ecclesiastica?, in: Studi slavistici VIII (2011), <> ;
Letture consigliate:
Skomorochova-Venturini L., Corso di lingua paleoslava. Grammatica, ed. ETS, Pisa 2000;
Marcialis N., Introduzione alla grammatica paleoslava, Firenze University Press, 2005 (Biblioteca di Studi Slavistici, 1; stampa a richiesta disponibile su , capitolo di prova: );
Schenker A., The Dawn of Slavic: An Introduction to Slavic Philology
The exam will be done through a written test. It consists of open questions on historical and cultural topics (basing on the manual and on the mandatory articles) and of questions about the linguistic phenomena discussed in the classroom and published online on the personal page of the teacher. The ongoing and active participation in lessons (at least eight appearances) is rewarded; other non-attending students during the written exam will have additional exercises and questions. During the written test, the use of books, notes, and electronic media is not permitted.
conventional - frontal lesson
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 23/05/2018