The course of General Linguistics, inserting itself in the more general linguistic area and sharing its main lines, aims specifically to reflect on the linguistic-communicative dynamics, reflecting on all those competences (also para-, socio- and extralingusitiche) which, giving shape to the linguistic-communicative act, allowing the conscientization and enhancement of reading, analysis and commentary of any linguistic production for any purpose. The methodological, thematic, analytical and critical scope of a mutiform discipline and in some ancillary cases, in the training path, to the others, refers to the legal context of the reference sector.
Next to the administration to the students of a basic instrumentation for a good knowledge of the institutions of the discipline, through classroom meetings with experts we aime at an initial in-depth content and methodology, different from year to year, but in any case consistent with the basic general training.
By the declination of the Dublin Descriptors, we can briefly summarize: Knowledge and understanding: Students will develop knowledge and comprehension competence in the specific field thanks to the use of different sources (manuals, books and scientific articles, lectures, online learning objects etc.) regarding foundation topics and advanced research in the field of general linguistics; Applying knowledge and understanding: Students will be able to apply knowledge and comprehension skills, in particular, students will develop skills needed both to create and support argumentation and to solve problems in the specific field; Making judgements: Students will be able to collect and interpret data to determine autonomous judgements in in the field; Communication skills: thanks to the specific focus of the topics, students will be able to convey information, ideas, problems and solutions to specialists and non-specialists; Learning skills: Thanks to the general scaffolding of the course, students will develop learning skills useful to fulfil further studies in general linguistics and more generally speaking as learners in the second cycle or in lifelong learning education.