ITALIAN 271 - Language in Action
Section: 001 L'italiano Ieri e Oggi, da Dante all'Era Digitale
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Italian (ITALIAN)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The class provides students with a deeper and more detailed knowledge of the Italian language. The first part of the course will be devoted to the diachronic study, tracing how Italian developed from Dante’s vulgare to the italiano del web (Text: Claudio Marazzini, La Lingua italiana. Profilo storico). The second half of the course is devoted to a synchronic study of the varieties of Italian language in contemporary Italy. Among the topics that will be discussed are the differences between standard Italian and other language varieties such as popular Italian, juvenile slang, and dialects; minority languages; the presence of dialects in literature, film, and everyday life; the language of the media (Internet and SMS); the language of advertising; the role of gestures in communication among Italians. Students will be provided with a variety of materials: literary texts, readings from history books, newspaper articles, Internet sources, as well as music videos, and film. The class expands students’ knowledge of the Italian language and society, as well as helping them enhance and strengthen both their oral and written communication skills. This course is taught in Italian.

ITALIAN 271 - Language in Action
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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ISBN: 9788815252302
La lingua italiana. Storia, testi, strumenti, Author: Claudio Marazzini, Publisher: Il Mulino SECONDA ED 2015
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