cod. 18145

Academic year 2016/17
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Linguistica italiana (L-FIL-LET/12)
Discipline metodologiche, informatiche e dei linguaggi
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

The students will be able to write different kind of texts observing predetermined lenght and fixed patterns. Using a wealth of contemporary case studies, students are taught how the language of journalism works - its power, its function and its effects. The student should be able to analyze the texts under consideration, at all their linguistic levels, and single out those elements which are the most innovative, by knowing how to catalogue them.


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Course unit content

This academic course, whose goal is making the knowledge of journalism language deeper, focuses on the following points: italian language features, newspaper structure (format, lay-out, titles, images), various kinds of text (more specifically editorial, review, short article), subject-matter sections, special languages (sport, politics, finance, fashion).

Full programme

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Riccardo Gualdo, L’italiano dei giornali, Roma, Carocci, 2007; Anna Maria Lorusso e Patrizia Violi, Semiotica del testo giornalistico, Bari, Laterza, 2011; Giuseppe Antonelli, L’italiano nella società della comunicazione, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2007.
Altra bibliografia:
C. Bertoni, Letteratura e giornalismo, Roma, Carocci, 2009
A. Chirumbolo, C. Di Lorenzi, La persuasione pubblicitaria, Roma, Carocci, 2012
S. Lubello, Il linguaggio burocratico, Roma, Carocci, 2014
D. Mazzocco, Giornalismo online, Roma, Centro di documentazine giornalistica, 2014
M. Sarti, Il giornalismo sociale, Roma, Carocci, 2007
G. Zanchini, Il giornalismo culturale, Roma, Carocci, 2013

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons and exercitations (examination of several important textes written by very important journalist, and production of different texts, observing predetermined lenght and fixed patterns).

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment will be by written exam (the re-working of data collected in the course of the research) and by an oral exam on secondary readings. The student should achieve the passing score when he proves to know the differt kind of lenguage and to own the skills necessary for effective writing (including usage, mechanics, sentence structure, logic, organization, and style, as well as other rhetorical strategies).

Other information

Attendance is strongly recommended. Non-attending students will have to contact the professor.