Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ITL2208

 
TITLE La sintassi dell'italiano 2

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Italian

 
DESCRIPTION The objective of this study-unit is to introduce students to an in-depth analysis of the syntax of the Italian language. Starting with a definition and an overview of this field of study, the study-unit will then go on to discuss syntax as a set of principles governing the arrangement of words in a sentence. The study-unit will explain the importance of syntactic competence in the expression of thought and will focus on single clause sentences, with a description of their various elements and the way they are structured. The study-unit will also aim to consolidate the lexical skills of students. Multimedia will be used as a tool to harmonize theoretical discussion and analysis of contemporary Italian texts.

Study-unit Aims:

The objective of this study-unit is to introduce students to the syntax of Italian, providing them with the necessary tools to develop their syntactic competence. It will help students to get a better understanding of written and spoken Italian.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- describe the syntactic structures of Italian;
- understand principles governing the structure of single clause sentences;
- identify the tools needed to organize words into sentences.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
- analyse texts using syntactic tools;
- develop a critical awareness of the syntactic elements during the writing process;
- produce linguistically polished texts;
- improve spoken fluency.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Dardano, M., Trifone, P. (2005) "Grammatica italiana. Con nozioni di linguistica". Bologna: Zanichelli.
- Chiuchiu', A., Chiuchiu', G. (2005) "Grammatica e comunicazione. Tavole sinottiche dell'italiano LS e L2". Perugia: Guerra.

Supplementary readings: As advised during study-unit.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS In TAKING THIS STUDY-UNIT YOU CANNOT TAKE ITL2008 OR TAKE ITL2108

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Qualifications: At least an intermediate level in Italian or permission from lecturer holding the study-unit.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Written Tasks Yes 50%
Written Tasks Yes 50%

 
LECTURER/S Joseph Pace Asciak

 
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