Module Identifier IT30820  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Adriano Vincentelli  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Francesco Benozzo  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours Written examination.  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 oral presentations and 1 essay c.2000 words  40%

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;

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.

Reading Lists

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6