IJ1A033 Italian Linguistics III

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Egle Mocciaro, Dottore di Ricerca (lecturer)
Mgr. Kristýna Lorenzová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. 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
Fri 12:00–13:40 B2.52, except Mon 18. 11. to Sun 24. 11.
IJ1A032 Italian Linguistics II || IJIA005 Practical Italian II
Previous Italian Linguistics courses.
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
The aim of this course is to familiarise students with the Italian morphological system, in particular lexical classes, inflection and word formation. Students will learn to identify lexical forms, their characteristics, use in texts and in practical language.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have acquired awareness of the main semantic and morphosyntactic features of the various lexical classes. Furthermore, they will be able to apply this knowledge to both the practical use of the Italian language and its theoretical description.
  • - Nouns - Gender and number of nouns - Definiteness: defined/indefinite article, partitive (forms and functions) - Adjectives: general characteristics, classification - Agreement - Pronouns: characteristics and types - Verbs - Closed lexical classes - Word formation rules: derivation and composition
    required literature
  • BERRUTO, Gaetano and Massimo CERRUTI. La linguistica : un corso introduttivo. 2a edizione. Torino: UTET Università, 2017, xiv, 333. ISBN 9788860084835. info
    recommended literature
  • Lecture notes during the course
  • Andorno, Cecilia, La grammatica italiana, Bruno Mondadori
  • SERIANNI, Luca. Grammatica italiana. Italiano comune e lingua letteraria. Torino, 1989. info
Teaching methods
Lectures: definition and discussion of notions and terminology; specific examples. Labs: study groups and in-class presentations. Exercises on all the phenomena covered.
Assessment methods
Written exam (open questions and exercises on the course's contents). Both the development of the course's contents and the acquisition of the Italian language, according to the level, will be evaluated. 80% attendance is required to take the written test; alternatively, the study of additional material to compensate for non-attendance must be agreed in advance.
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Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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