IJIA006 Italian Phonetics and Phonology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Kateřina Garajová, Ph.D. (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
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
At the end of the course, the student should:
- have the required level of understanding of the major issues both in general phonetics and in the phonetics of Italian
- be able not only to put it into practice while speaking Italian
- be able make full use of it in the subsequent theoretical linguistic disciplines (normative grammar, historical development of the language etc.).
  • The course follows the outline:
  • - history of research in phonetics
  • - physiological and acustical aspects of speech production
  • - key concepts of the discipline (phonetics and phonology, vocalic triangle, assimilation, syllable, stress, intonation etc.)
  • - combinations of sounds and their consequences
  • - classification and description of vowels, consonants, semivowels, diphtongs etc. in Italian
  • - accent in Italian
  • - raddoppiamento sintattico
  • - characteristic features of main Italian dialects from the phonetic point of view.
  • Parallels with other Romance languages and with Czech, English or German are often used in classifying and describing Italian sounds.
  • PAČESOVÁ, Jaroslava. Úvod do fonetiky románských jazyků. Vyd. 2. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1987. 280 s. info
  • PAČESOVÁ, Jaroslava. Fonetika italštiny. Brno: [Filozofická fakulta Masarykovy univerzity], 1992. info
  • Náhradní obsah: HAMPLOVÁ, Sylva. Mluvnice italštiny, Praha: LEDA, 2004
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written and oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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