L-FIL-LET/12 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide students with advanced tools to analyze semiotic, pragmalinguistic, sociolinguistic structures of modern Italian, in relation to media textuality. It also offers skills and strategies necessary to code complex and composite texts in the different fields of media communication.

Course Structure

Traditional and multimedial lessons. Didactic labs on text analysis and textual composition (news, cinema, tv, web texts).

Detailed Course Content

Principles of General Semiotics and Basic Elements of Text Semiotics and Linguistics.

Trends of contemporary Italian Language.

Diachronic and sociolinguistic variations of the language in relation to media varieties.

Mass-media Languages and Texts with regard to both analysis/decodification and construction/codification processes (newspapers, cinema, tv, web).

Children's Tv: a special kind of mediatic macrotext.

Crossmedia and linguistic models.

Textbook Information

A: Principles of Semiotics and Textual linguistics (3 CFU)

M.P., Pozzato, Semiotica del testo. Metodi, autori, esempi, Roma, Carocci, 2011 (pp.15-296).

D. De Kerckhove, Dall’alfabeto a internet. L’homme “littéreé”: alfabetizzazione, cultura, tecnologia, Milano, Mimesis, 2008 (pp. 17-194)


B: Italian language and mass media: linguistic structures and texts (3 CFU)

R. Gualdo, L’italiano dei giornali, Roma, Carocci, 2007, (pp. 11-139).

F. Rossi, Lingua italiana e cinema, Roma, Carocci, 2007, (pp. 7-123).

G. Alfieri, I. Bonomi, Lingua italiana e televisione, Roma, Carocci, 2013 (pp.9-139).

R. Sardo, C’era una volta la tv per ragazzi… Contenuti narrativi e modelli linguistici web/televisivi per i digitali nativi, in «Lingue e culture dei media» (rivista open access on line), vol. 2, n. 1, 2018 (pp. 1-57).


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