Students will have to acquire the main notions of romance philology and know the development and the legacy of the medieval literary civilization
Introduction to Linguistics and Romance Philology. Vulgar Latin and the birth of Romance languages; phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary (substrate, superstrate, adstrate, loan words).
Reading and analysis of some literary texts:
The first European lyrical experiences.
Reading and analysis of narrative and lyrical texts in ancient Spanish and Occitan.
Carlo TAGLIAVINI, Le origini delle lingue neolatine, Bologna, Pàtron, 1972, pp. 91-153, 159-175, 209-262, 267-304, 494-499, 502-509, 516-524.
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