Issues of structure and usage of the Italian language

Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΔΟΜΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΧΡΗΣΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΙΤΑΛΙΚΗΣ ΓΛΩΣΣΑΣ / Issues of structure and usage of the Italian language
Title in ItalianTemi di struttura ed uso della lingua italiana / Issues of structure and usage of the italian language
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600018468

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 17
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to: • Understand spoken and written texts of relatively high volume and high degree of difficulty • produce written / oral speech on various topics using production techniques • express themselves in a variety of communicative settings, choosing the right style/register and making the appropriate language choices • use language with cohesion and coherence, taking into account the pragmatic requirements • • justify their language choices based on the knowledge gained by grammatical / syntactic analysis of the Italian language
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The aim of the course is to familiarize students with theoretical linguistic issues, in order to understand the "deeper" formation of the Italian language, its function in different communicative settings and in various written/spoken texts. The structure of the course aims to help the student: (a) develop the techniques of written/spoken language, (b) to cope with the idiosyncratic features of the Italian language, (c) be able to analyze in depth the grammatical/syntactic and pragmatic phenomena of Italian. At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate communicative competence by choosing the appropriate style/register and using the Italian language with cohesion and coherence, taking into account the social, educational or professional requirements set each time. At the same time, he is expected to be able to justify the use of specific language options based on both grammatical and pragmatic knowledge.
Morphological processes and constituents, communicative competence
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment753
Student Assessment
Final written exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Bonomi I., Masini A., Morgana S., Piotti M. 2010. Elementi di linguistica italiana. Editore Carocci, Roma Naldini M.C., Ielo M.A., 2018. Gram e Matica. Editore Poly-Lect, Atene.
Additional bibliography for study
• Sabatini F. La Comunicazione e gli Usi della Lingua 1990. Editore Loescher, Torino. • Dardano M., Trifone P. 2001. La nuova grammatica della lingua italiana. Editore Zanichelli, Milano • Crocco Galèas, Grazia. 2007. Introduzione alla morfologia dell'Italiano. Θεσσαλονίκη: Υπηρεσία Δημοσιευμάτων Α.Π.Θ. • Crocco Galèas, Grazia. 2011. Lezioni di morfologia II. Morfema e parola. Salonicco: University Studio Press • Graffi G., Scalise S., 2013. Le lingue e il linguaggio, Introduzione alla linguistica. Editore Il Mulino, Bologna • Graffi, G. 1994. Sintassi. Editore Il Mulino, Bologna • Graffi, G. 1991. La sintassi tra Ottocento e Novecento. Editore Il Mulino, Bologna • Serianni, L. 2015. Leggere, scrivere, argomentare. Prove ragionate di scrittura. Editore Laterza, Roma-Bari
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