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Course unit
SUP8085281, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
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 DIALECTOLOGY (ADVANCED)
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge JACOPO GARZONIO L-LIN/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/01 Glottology and Linguistics 9.0

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

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

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 GARZONIO JACOPO (Presidente)
1 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 GARZONIO JACOPO (Presidente)

Prerequisites: It is necessary to have attended the course 'Istituzioni di Linguistica' and to have passed the relative exam, or to have a good knowledge of the basic notions of linguistic analysis:
a) the levels of analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics);
b) the main characteristics of the different types of linguistic variation (diachrony, diatopy, etc.).
A prelimnary knowledge about the Italian dialects classification (and therefore having attended the course 'Dialettologia Italiana') is desirable, but not mandatory.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to provide:
a) knowledge about the theoretical and methodological properties of Dialectology as a linguistic science;
b) knowledge about linguistic variation in the Italo-Romance context (historical aspects, grammatical phenomena, classification problems);
c) the ability to manage dialectal data (collection, arrangement, analysis);
d) knowledge about the possible interactions with sociolinguistics in the collection and study of data and the ability to manage these aspects;
e) the ability to use research tools typical of dialectology.
Examination methods: There will be a written exam (maximum duration: 2 hours) with:
-3 open questions, aimed at verifying the acquisition of the knowledge of general aspects and problems;
-6 exercises, to verify the acquisition of more specific knowledge about linguistic phenomena and dialectal classification, and to verify the correct application of dialectological methodologies.
Assessment criteria: We will evaluate:
a) the ability to critically analyze the phenomena;
b) knowledge and mastery of concepts and appropriate terminology to describe and analyze phenomena;
c) the ability to discuss new data in the light of the studied methods;
d) the ability to organize an efficient data collection from the methodological point of view.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the following topics:
a) Dialectology as a linguistic science;
b) Grammatical and sociolinguistic aspects of dialectal variation;
c) The Italo-Romance dialectal landscape: classification and linguistic phenomena;
d) Specific phonological and morpho-syntactic phenomena;
e) Methods of data collection in dialectology;
f) Construction of the dialectal questionnaire, choice of informants and submission of the questionnaire;
e) Tools for the study of Italian dialects: studies, atlases, corpora.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: a) Lectures. Frequency is highly recommended;
b) Seminars with reading and commentary of articles on specific linguistic phenomena;
c) Dialectology Laboratory (12 hours) on: creation of questionnaires, choice of informants, submission of the questionnaire, discussion of the collected data.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. The powerpoints presented in class, the articles discussed and all other materials will be available on the Moodle page of the Course.
2. On the Moodle page all useful texts for the study of the more specific aspects discussed in class will also be loaded.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Loporcaro, Michele, Profilo linguistico dei dialetti italianiMichele Loporcaro. Roma [etc.]: Laterza, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo

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

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

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