Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


GENERAL AND APPLIED LINGUISTICS
LINGUISTICA GENERALE E APPLICATA

grounding and structures of human language
FONDAMENTI E STRUTTURA DELLE LINGUE UMANE

A.Y. Credits
2015/2016 10
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Loretta Del Tutto mond-tues, at the end of lesson

Assigned to the Degree Course

Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course deals with the analysis of linguistic structures both in their universal aspect and in that particular reference to the Italian language. The languages ​​are analyzed with respect to their operation are presented synchronic but also issues related to the history of languages ​​and cultures which express them.

The study of language in terms of its internal structures is a strong educational basis as develops and stimulates the ability to observe, self-analysis, reflection, logical deduction, are essential to the critical study of any reasoned and subject content.

The aim of the course is

- To acquire the basics to learn about the nature of human language, the cognitive path of man in his evolutionary history, the universal character of the language and the details of the different grammars

- To acquire historical knowledge necessary for the knowledge of the deep cultural changes and significant for the species

- To acquire the use of the method of interactive writing CmapTools for content organization she linguistic and any other disciplinary field, but also as a general method as a powerful means of synthesis of knowledge.

Program

The program will have the following trends:

1. Linguistics as science (12 hours)

  • What
  • born when and why
  • how it develops and why
  • which schools, methods and theories to the '900

2. The structure of human languages ​​(36 hours)

  • specific characteristics and differences from animal languages
  • Darwinian evolution and homo sapiens
  • sounds of language: phonetics and phonology
  • the construction of the words: morphology universal structure
  • sentence construction: syntax universal structure
  • the construction of meaning: the universal structure of the semantics
  • mind, brain, language: physiology and pathology linguistic linguistics
  • Noam Chomsky and Universal Grammar
  • concept maps as a predictive text tool and mental organization

3. The languages ​​in time and space (6 hours)

  • the diachronic linguistics
  • languages ​​and dialects
  • the Italian situation

4. History of linguistics (6 hours)

the founders, schools, theories from '900 to today

Bridging Courses

Glottology

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must show

  • mastery of scientific terminology and its specific use
  • knowledge of the stages of linguistic thought
  • knowledge of the structures of language and ability to analyze it using the methods of the discipline
  • mastery of the basic concepts of the theory of language, also as a result of self-observation reached capacity as speaker / listener
  • ability to use concept maps, through the presentation of maps, individual or small group, and their oral presentation in front of the teacher and the class

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Cmap-Tools


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

frontal lessons, laboratory of

  • phonetics and IPA transcription
  • morphological analysis
  • sintactic analysis (Chomsky)
Attendance

3/4 of lessons

Course books

obligatory

  • L. DEL TUTTO, L'IDEA VIENE PARLANDO, ARAS EDIZIONI, 2015 

moreover

  • G.BERRUTO-M.CERRUTI, LA LINGUISTICA, UTET 2011  

or

  • G.GRAFFI-S.SCALISE, LE LINGUE E IL LINGUAGGIO, IL MULINO 2013

Obligatory:

  • M. LEROY, PROFILO STORICO DELLA LINGUISTICA MODERNA, UNIVERSALE LATERZA 
Assessment

examination through written test

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

Obligatory: ONE of 

  • G.BERRUTO-M.CERRUTI, LA LINGUISTICA, UTET 2011
  • G.GRAFFI-S.SCALISE, LE LINGUE E IL LINGUAGGIO, IL MULINO 2013



obligatory:

  • L.DEL TUTTO, L'IDEA VIENE PARLANDO, ARAS EDIZIONI, 2015

moreover

  • M. LEROY, PROFILO STORICO DELLA 
 
Assessment

oral examination;

written examination at the student option

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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