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GENERAL LINGUISTICS
LINGUISTICA GENERALE

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Gloria Cocchi check on the website for the various periods

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The main aim of this course is an introduction to General linguistics in its various aspects; therefore we will provide students with the basic concepts of phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax in a comparative perspective, i.e. by comparing the Italian data with those of the main foreign languages. We will also discuss phenomena related to the acquisition of mother tongue (L1).

In the final part of the course we will analyse some examples of the language used for advertising, to show how the syntactic tools previously acquired will prove useful for the analysis of the typical features of this type of language.

Program

1 Introduction

1.1. What is linguistics

1.2. Properties of natural languages

1.3. The acquisition of L1

1.4. Principles and parameters

2 Phonetics and phonology

2.1. Articulatory classification of sounds

2.2. Sounds and phonemes, allophones, minimal pairs

2.3. Some phonological rules

2.4. The syllable

3 Morphology

3.1. Root and inflection

3.2. Derivation

3.3. Composition

4 Syntax

4.1. Phrases; tests of constituency

4.2. The structure of phrases; X-bar theory

4.3. Subordinate clauses

4.4. Movement: interrogative clauses

5 The language of advertising

5.1. Elliptical structures

5.2. Syntactic analysis of slogans

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course the student will have achieved a good skill in the analysis of the Italian language in its various aspects (phonology, morphology, syntax) at a theoretical level, and will be able to compare the formal aspects of Italian with those of the foreign languages ​​studied. The student will also be able to apply such a theoretical knowledge to real texts, like the language of advertising.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

L1 acquisition

The Syllable

The language of adverstising (4 files)


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal classes

Course books

Graffi, G. - S. Scalise, Le lingue e il linguaggio, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2002.

Donati C., Sintassi elementare, Carocci, Roma, 2002.

Assessment

Written test with open-ended questions

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

see above

Assessment

see above

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