22910137 - GENERAL LINGUISTICS

The course aims to provide a basic preparation on the basic structures of the language. This will be complemented by an investigation into the links between verbal language and the mind, linking general linguistics with psycholinguistics and cognitive sciences.
With the study of General Linguistics, the student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives.
In terms of knowledge and understanding, at the end of the course the student:
- has a general framework of general linguistics and relations with related disciplines;
- knows the specific terminology, the main research topics and problems of the field of study related to linguistics;
- knows the difference between dialects and languages.
In terms of ability to apply knowledge and understanding, at the end of the course the student:
- knows how to use current terminology correctly in the field of general linguistics.
In terms of judgment:
- Can recognize and distinguish issues related to the way languages change.
In terms of communication skills, the student will be able to:
- communicate and interact with specialized and non-specialized audiences.
In terms of learning ability, the student will be able to:
- critically consult texts of a manualistic nature, connecting different aspects and contexts related to general linguistics.

Curriculum

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Programme

THIS COURSE AIMS TO
- Debunk some of the most common myths and prejudices about language and languages, and make way for the results of contemporary research in the language sciences.
- Provide students with sound information about how foreign languages are best learned and taught.
- Enhance students' metalinguistic skills in order to improve their written language skills and their ability to improve the written language skills of their pupils, both native and L2 speakers.
- Equip students with the linguistic knowledge necessary for both the teaching of literacy and the preparation of pre-school children for literacy.
- Present the results of contemporary research in syntax - aimed at replacing traditional grammar, which is both scientifically and pedagogically obsolete - which will form the basis of their grammar teaching in school.

Core Documentation

Instructions on the texts to be prepared for the final examination can be found on Formonline:

https://formonline.uniroma3.it/course/view.php?id=2530

Reference Bibliography

For bibliographical references, please refer to my personal website: http://host.uniroma3.it/docenti/svolacchia

Type of evaluation

For attending students, a test will be held at the end of each part of the course, which counts as an exam, and yields a credit when passed. Students who gain both credits are relieved from the whole examination.

teacher profile | teaching materials

Programme

THIS COURSE AIMS TO
- Debunk some of the most common myths and prejudices about language and languages, and make way for the results of contemporary research in the language sciences.
- Provide students with sound information about how foreign languages are best learned and taught.
- Enhance students' metalinguistic skills in order to improve their written language skills and their ability to improve the written language skills of their pupils, both native and L2 speakers.
- Equip students with the linguistic knowledge necessary for both the teaching of literacy and the preparation of pre-school children for literacy.
- Present the results of contemporary research in syntax - aimed at replacing traditional grammar, which is both scientifically and pedagogically obsolete - which will form the basis of their grammar teaching in school.

Core Documentation

Instructions on the texts to be prepared for the final examination can be found on Formonline:

https://formonline.uniroma3.it/course/view.php?id=2530

Reference Bibliography

For bibliographical references, please refer to my personal website: http://host.uniroma3.it/docenti/svolacchia

Type of evaluation

For attending students, a test will be held at the end of each part of the course, which counts as an exam, and yields a credit when passed. Students who gain both credits are relieved from the whole examination.