Module Identifier IT30820  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Francesco Benozzo  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours Written examination.   60%  
  Continuous assessment   2 oral presentations and 1 essay c.2000 words   40%  

Brief description
The course enables students to be aware that 'Italian' is far from being a unified and homogeneous language; it also provides students who want to specialise in Italian with an instrument to acquire competence in relevant aspects of Italian linguistics, drawing attention to the particular position of Italian in the linguistic history of Europe.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should have a knowledge of the particular nature of Italian, a language in which the centripetal evolution is continually corroded by the dialect substratum;

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Coco. (1982) Introduzione allo studio della dialettologia italiana.
** Essential Reading
J Goschel (ed.). (1986) M. Alinei, 'Dialect: A Dialectical Approach' in Dialekt und Dialectologie.
M. Maiden & M M Parry (eds). (1997) Z. Muljacic, 'The Relationships Between the Dialects and the Standard Language' in The Dialects of Italy.
M. Maiden & M M Parry (eds). (1997) A Sobrero, 'Italianization of Dialects' in The Dialects of Italy.