LgBB06 Italic and Romance languages

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:00–11:40 K21
The course is assigned for students of all philological disciplines.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course consists of two parts. The first one is devoted to the ancient languages of the Apennin Peninsula and neighbouring islands, in the second one the modern Romance languages are descripted. To understand a continuity of development from Latin to Romance languages, including the role of substates and adstrates.
Learning outcomes
The students acquaint with the preclassic history of Latin, plus language history of all Roman world. They get a survey about mutual relations of all Romance languages, their distribution and importance.
  • 1. Survey of the ancient languages of the Apennin Peninsula and their classification. 2. Position of the Italic languages within Indo-European; their internal classification. 3. Epigraphic monuments of the languages of ancient Italy. 4. Spreading of Latin outside of Italy; development of Vulgar Latin. 5. Influence of the substrate languages (Etruscan, Osco-Umbrian, Iberian, Aquitanian, Celtiberian, Gaulish, Illyrian, Dacian) and the adstrate languages (Germanic, Slavic, Arabic). 6. Classification of the Romance languages and their survey: 6.1. Portuguese, Galician, Spanish, Catalonian. 6.2. French, Occitan, Franco-Provençal. 6.3. Engadino, Sur- & Subselvan, Ladinský, Friulský. 6.4. Sardinian. 6.5. Italian. 6.6. Dalmatian; Istroromanian, Macedoromanian = Aromanian, Meglenoromanian, Dacoromanian & Moldovian.
    recommended literature
  • URBANOVÁ, Daniela & BLAŽEK, Václav. Národy starověké Itálie, jejich jazyky a písma. Brno 2008.
  • ŠABRŠULA, Jan. Úvod do srovnávacího studia románských jazyků. Praha, 1980. info
Teaching methods
A comprehensive survey of the languages of the Ancient Italy presented by a teacher. Grammatical descriptions of individual Romance languages in the Latin context presented by students.
Assessment methods
The final exam or colloquium is based on quality of the final study, devoted to the description of one of the Romance languages or comparison of two languages.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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