ITL 383K • STUDIES IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
The primary goal of this course is to offer an introductory survey of the main phonetic/phonological, morphological and syntactic traits of modern Standard Italian. In addition, the course will discuss sociolinguistic issues such as the status of dialects, Standard language vs. sub-standard, foreign influence, and attitudes toward linguistic borrowing. Although the approach will be essentially synchronic, a diachronic perspective will be adopted for the analysis of some morphosyntactic phenomena that involve the pronominal and the verbal systems. This course will be taught in English.
Class discussion: 10 % Assignments: 10% Two in-class exams: 20 % each One research paper: 30% One oral presentation: 10%
A course packet will be used.