Introduction to Italian Linguistics (MLI1055)

15 credits

In this module we will introduce basic concepts for the study of Italian Linguistics. What is the history of the Italian language? How is it related to other Romance languages? Where is Italian spoken outside Italy? How many other languages are spoken in Italy? As students of Italian, you will find all these topics very useful to complete your knowledge of Italian. Our discussions will compare the Italian linguistic situation to the one of English and the other languages students are learning. No previous knowledge of the language is required.