IJ2A032 History of Italian Language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 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
Tue 12:00–13:40 G21
IJ2A101 Introduction to Vulgar Latin && IJ2A031 History of Italian I && IJ2A021 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
Oral test and discussion on research materials.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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