L-LIN/01 - 9 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course of “General Linguistics with Lab” aims to provide the students with:

1) the elements and methods of analysis necessary to grasp the basic principles of the complex functioning and change of their own language, both oral and written, i.e. in a perspective synchronic, diachronic and typological analysis;

2) the skills necessary to consciously use the tools of Italian lexicography, learning to recognize the phonic-graphic, morphological, semantic and syntactic properties of the different lexemes;

3) insights into the mechanisms of formation of multiword lexemes and idiomatic expressions.


Through lab work activities (hence the term “General Linguistics with Lab”), the student will be able to:

The program also takes into account the ministry guidelines for teaching in the state secondary school; since the National Curriculum attributes a significant number of credits to this course, students are strongly recommended to take it.

Course Structure

Traditional and shared lessons.

Detailed Course Content

The course is divided into two modules:

A. Fundamentals of linguistics (5 cfu): Levels of linguistic analysis (phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics). Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics. Linguistic typology. Text linguistics. Report orality / writing (→ see below).

B. Vocaboulary and dictionaries (4 cfu): vocabulary, dictionaries and dictionaries “dell’uso” (current use of language) (→ see below).

Textbook Information

A. Basic principles of linguistics (5 CFU)



*Non-attending students and those who want to better understand the topics in this module can also refer to:


B. Vocaboulary and dictionaries (4 CFU)


*Non-attending students will also refer to:


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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