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Italian between norms and usage

Code: 147637
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Bralić
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Bralić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Italian between norms and usage

The students will get to know a complex language architecture of the modern Italian language, recognize, define and classify the changes the Italian language has been going through in present day and their effects on set of norms for language use. Using recent scientific achievements the students will become aware of Italian as a language whose diffusion in space and time causes the changes in the language that is getting more distant from Tuscan in favour of the speech of Rome as the capital as well as of the speeches of industrial cities of the Northern Italy. These centres proved to be dominant in imposing language innovation in grammar and even more so in word formation. Using current grammatical and lexical corpora the students learn about basic guidelines, doubts and problems of the modern language and face the grammatical/lexical choice that depends on the means of communication, geographical and social background, communication settings and time.

Upon the completion of the course the student will be able to:
1) define and explain the basic guidelines, problems and doubts of the modern Italian language;
2) recognize and explain the examples of language innovations in Italian language;
3) classify and compare language facts on lexical level;
4) distinguish and analyse language facts on grammatical level;
5) analyse lexical and grammatical doubts and problems in modern Italian texts.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES: Class attendance and participation in class activities: 80% lectures, 80% seminars. Writing seminar paper, written exam. The students have a possibility of taking the final exam through midterm exams.

GRADING AND EVALUATING STUDENT WORK: Detailed evaluation criteria can be found in the course repository.
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5. semester
Talijanski jezik 5 - Regular studij - Italian Language and Literature
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