Good general knowledge and good knowledge of the Italian language, ability to reflect on the aims and
functions of the language.
Multiple-choice test; oral
The course aims to provide students with the principles and methods of analysis necessary to understand
language as a system of communication, and to give general information about forms and means of verbal
communication, the connotative function of the language and its related historical, cultural and social
As well as the basics of the discipline, we will encourage reflection on the use of the components, functions
and varieties of language, stimulating the control of linguistic practice in its social context; students will be
introduced to topics of historical and applied linguistics from phenomena of multiculturalism and
multilingualism to sociolinguistic and ethno-linguistic topics.
Fiorenzo Toso, Corso di linguistica generale e applicata (dispense)
Fiorenzo Toso, Parole in viaggio. Itinerari nel lessico italiano tra etimologia e storia, Cagliari, CUEC, 2015
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