IJ2B054 Sociolinguistics of Italian

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Egle Mocciaro, Dottore di Ricerca (lecturer)
doc. Paolo Divizia, Dottore di Ricerca (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
Egle Mocciaro, Dottore di Ricerca
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
( IJIA028 Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055 Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055com Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055mai Bachelor's State Exam || IJ1A055min Bachelor's State Exam )
No specific requirement
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objectives of the course are the analysis of the notion of linguistic variety, the study of individual and societal repertoires, as well as the Italian linguistic space and the linguistic space of Italian. Monographic topics such as the linguistic landscape and autobiographical narration as a tool for data collection will also be addressed.
Learning outcomes
The student will learn to identify the linguistic features of the varieties of Italian and to use the instruments of the discipline (corpora, grammars, software for linguistic analysis). They will also produce in-depth work on the monographic themes addressed, following the study-research model.
  • - Varieties of Italian - Language(s) and dialects - Linguistic community, attitudes, prestige - Contact phenomena - Individual and societal repertoire - Linguistic space - Linguistic autobiography - Linguistic landscape
  • Mari D'Agostino, Sociolinguistica dell'Italia contemporanea, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2012
  • Gaetano Berruto, Massimo Cerruti, Manuale di sociolinguistica, UTET
  • Lecture notes during the course
  • Berruto G., Sociolinguistica dell’italiano contemporaneo, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
  • BERRUTO, Gaetano. Prima lezione di sociolinguistica. Edited by Elena Maria Pandolfi. 1a ed. Roma: GLF editori Laterza, 2004. 189 s. ISBN 9788842073802. info
Teaching methods
Seminars and workshops
Assessment methods
Linguistic autobiography. Report on linguistic landscape (experimental pathway).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2024, recent)
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