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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LINGUISTICS
Course unit
HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PERIODS
LEN1032875, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LINGUISTICS
LE0610, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PERIODS
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA ZULIANI L-FIL-LET/12

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LEN1032875 HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE: MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PERIODS LUCA ZULIANI LE0611

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-FIL-LET/12 Italian Linguistics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 ZULIANI LUCA (Presidente)
ZANON TOBIA (Membro Effettivo)
AFRIBO ANDREA (Supplente)
BOZZOLA SERGIO (Supplente)
6 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 ZULIANI LUCA (Presidente)
ZANON TOBIA (Membro Effettivo)
AFRIBO ANDREA (Supplente)
BOZZOLA SERGIO (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 ZULIANI LUCA (Presidente)
ZANON TOBIA (Membro Effettivo)
AFRIBO ANDREA (Supplente)
BOZZOLA SERGIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: There are no necessary prerequisites for this course. A basic knowledge of the history of Italian language and of the Italian literature is, however, desirable. It is therefore important to have taken an exam of History of the Italian language in the three-year curriculum.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide students with:
a) an in-depth knowledge of the history of the Italian language between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with particular focus on the literary language;
b) the ability to use the main tools, on paper and on line, for the analysis of the ancient Italian language;
c) the ability to autonomously analyze the linguistic features of an Italian text which has been written between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Examination methods: Students can choose to write, either individually or in group, a seminar paper, which will be presented to the class during the last lessons. The seminars will be assessed and marked by the lecturer and, subsequently, made available on Moodle.
The final exam will be oral: students will analyze some passages of the texts examined during the lessons in order to illustrate their linguistic and grammatical features. During the final exam, students who have not previously given a seminar, will have to present three seminars chosen among those given by the other students.

Any students who cannot attend is required to set up a personalized reading list with the lecturer’s approval.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the students’ ability to analyze the proposed texts from a historical, linguistic, and philological point of view. Students will have to demonstrate both critical autonomy and mastery of the methodologies acquired during the course.
Course unit contents: The course comprises three parts:
1. The peculiarities of the thirteenth and fourteenth century Florentine language.
2. An introduction to the Florentine language of the late fifteenth century.
3. During the last 6-7 lessons, a series of student seminars will be held on the language of Florentine poetry in the late fifteenth century.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: After a series of introductory lectures, the first part of the course will consist of an overview of the main differences between the ancient Florentine language and the current Italian language. The grammatical peculiarities of the ancient Florentine language will always be explained through the comparison between several passages of ancient texts and the modern use.
The final part of the course will be devoted to the seminars: after a brief introduction to the Florentine language in the late fifteenth century, students will present their own work.

Attendance is therefore strongly recommended, in compliance with art. 28, paragraph 1 of the Student Careers Regulations: «The student enrolled at the University has the right and the duty to attend classes and to actively participate in all the training activities included in their course of study, according to the modalities required by the Didactic Regulations».
Additional notes about suggested reading: The texts covered in the first part will be gradually made available on Moodle and finally merged together and numbered in a comprehensive file, which will provide the basis for the oral examination. In order to facilitate the revision for the exam, Moodle will also provide a summary table of the ancient examples used to illustrate each grammatical feature.
Further bibliography will be supplied during the lessons and, in some cases, uploaded on Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Giampaolo Salvi, Lorenzo Renzi (a cura di), Grammatica dell'italiano antico, Voll. I e II. Bologna: il Mulino, 2010. (Solo per consultazione: non è necessario l'acquisto) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Paola Manni, Il Trecento toscano. La lingua di Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio. Bologna: il Mulino, 2003. (Solo per consultazione: non è necessario l'acquisto) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mirko Tavoni, Storia della lingua italiana: il Quattrocento. Bologna o Padova: il Mulino o libreriauniversitaria.it, --. (Solo per consultazione: non è necessario l'acquisto) Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Peer feedback
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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