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 in sociolinguistic issues such as the status of dialects, Standard language vs. sub-standard, foreign influence, attitude towards 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.
Class discussion: 10 % Assignments: 10% Two in-class exams: 20 % each One research paper: 30% One oral presentation: 10%
Required: Clivio, Gianlorenzo P., and Marcel Danesi. 2000. The sounds, forms, and uses of Italian: an introduction to Italian linguistics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.