IJ2A232 History of Italian Language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
IJ2A231 History of Italian I && IJ2A221 Textual Criticism I
Exam in IJ2A101 Introduction to Vulgar Latin and IJ2A031 History of Italian Language I required.
No exceptions will be granted.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Knowledge of the history of Italian language from the Origins to the unification of Italy.
Part two: from 14th to 19th century.
Learning outcomes
After attending the course the student will have a general knowledge of the development of Italian language along the centuries, with regards to literature as well and to all the theoretical discussions that go under the name of "question of the language"
  • The main topics of the course are as follows:
  • - the linguistic situation in the Italian peninsula after 476 A.D.;
  • from Vulgar Latin to Italian;
  • - the development of the Italian language from its birth in the 9th-10th centuries to the early 16th century;
  • - main periods of the development of Italian;
  • - phonetic, morphological, syntactic and semantic changes;
  • - previous stages of development compared to modern usage (including the Tobler-Mussafia law);
  • - analysis of relevant texts from the Indovinello veronese to Bembo.
    required literature
  • MARAZZINI, Claudio. La lingua italiana : profilo storico. 3a ed. Bologna: Mulino, 2002. 553 s. ISBN 9788815086754. info
  • MIGLIORINI, Bruno. Storia della lingua italiana. Firenze, 1960. info
  • Claudio Marazzini, La lingua italiana. Storia, testi, strumenti, Bologna, il Mulino, 2010
  • PATOTA, Giuseppe. Nuovi lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano. Edited by Gianluca Lauta. Nuova ed. Bologna: Mulino, 2007. 242 s. ISBN 9788815119469. info
    recommended literature
  • ROHLFS, Gerhard. Grammatica storica della lingua italiana e dei suoi dialetti. Torino, 1969. info
  • TAGLIAVINI, Carlo. Le origini delle lingue neolatine. Bologna, 1969. info
    not specified
  • VÀRVARO, Alberto. Il latino e la formazione delle lingue romanze. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2014. 101 stran. ISBN 9788815251794. info
  • BECCARIA, Gian Luigi, Concetto DEL POPOLO and Claudio MARAZZINI. L'italiano letterario : profilo storico. Torino: Utet Libreria, 1989. viii, 218. ISBN 8877501278. info
Teaching methods
Lectures (history of Italian language with contextualised reading of relevant texts both literary and practical; introduction of the subject focusing on problems and methods).
Assessment methods
The exam includes the complete programme of the subject such as provided in the lectures held during the semester (including lectures given by guest lecturers, and references to topics covered in the previous semester if the subject has the number II in its title) and in a manual on the subject to choose from among those listed. The final grade will also take into account the work done by students during the semester and their active participation in the course.
Attendance is compulsory.
Maximum number of unjustified absences: 3. Late arrival, i.e. when the lecture has already started, will be marked as an absence. Doing other things, not relevant to the subject, during the classes (such as chatting, reading/sending email, surfing the internet, watching films/videos) will also be considered as an absence.
Arriving late at the exam may result in non-admission to the exam.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2024, recent)
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