PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS - II

Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
FONDAMENTI DI LINGUISTICA II
Course code
FT0089 (AF:355035 AR:190660)
Modality
On campus classes
ECTS credits
6 out of 12 of PRINCIPLES OF LINGUISTICS
Subdivision
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
L-LIN/01
Period
2nd Term
Where
VENEZIA
Moodle
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The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basic tools of linguistic analysis, with a particular focus on interlinguistic variation, language variation and change, cognitive linguistics.
The student knows the basic linguistic terminology and understands the texts that use it.
The student knows the methods of language classification.
The student skows the parameters of language variation.
The student is able to use the linguistic terminology correctly, at all stages of application of the acquired knowledge.
The student will be able to recognize and describe the variation phenomena in Italian and other languages.
The student will be able to formulate simple hypotheses, to evaluate two competing hypotheses, and to argument their judgement with empirical evidence.
The student is able to transfer their reflection capacity on a number of linguistic phenomena with appropriate terminology.
The student is able to argument critically and respectfully with the peers and with the tutor.
Students must know the fundamentals of Linguistics (phonetic, phonology, morphology, sintax, semantics).
For foreign students a good knowledge of Italian is required.
Aim of the course is to provide more in-depht knowledge on language phenomena, with a particular focus on interlinguistic variation, language variation and change, cognitive linguistics.
- N.Grandi, Fondamenti di tipologia linguistica, Roma Carocci 2003.
- F.Fanciullo, Introduzione alla linguistica storica, Bologna, Il Mulino 2013 (chapters I-II)
- C.Bazzanella, Linguistica cognitiva. Un'introduzione, Bari Laterza 2014.

Not attending students must read three chapters (free choice) from:
-Dialoghi sulle lingue e sul linguaggio, a cura di N.Grandi, Bologna Pàtron 2011.

The method that will be used to assess the knowledge and skills acquired is an oral exam.
The oral test verifies: knowledge and understanding of the course contents, using the linguistic terminology correctly; capacity of personal reflection on linguistic phenomena.
Face-to-face lessons. An active student partecipation would be appreciated.
oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 19/06/2021