Linguistic Studies

ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

28/11/2019-Non-canonical texts: from inscriptions to the web, from orality to multimodality

Workshop organize together with the curriculum of the Ph.D. programme Ramus «Scienze filologiche e storiche dell’antichità e del medioevo».

Each discipline traditionally has a set of data on the basis of which it defines its epistemological bases and forges its own methodology. Indeed, we could say that this is the necessary basis for a scientific and not an impressionistic approach to the study of both natural and human and social facts. This is true, of course, also for the language sciences, which, despite their specificity, have selected and developed throughout their history data, theories and canonical methodologies to analyse and explain language facts in their functional, social and cultural aspects.

Anyone dealing with languages, whether ancient or modern, has one more problem. Languages are not only constantly subject to processes of creativity and innovation, but since ancient times human beings have developed new ways of creating and transmitting linguistic products. This does not only concern literary creativity, but more trivially also that of daily life, since the centrality of languages in human semiosis has as consequence a permanent creativity for the satisfaction of the needs of the community. The panorama of linguistic products, artistic or not, is therefore in continuous movement and constitutively open to the use of new communication needs, new techniques and technologies, etc..

This involves the creation of texts, in the more general sense of verbal and/or multimodal products, which are not canonical, since they do not possess, or only partially possess, the central features of traditional textuality. They represent to some extent a challenge for the language sciences because they call into question established theoretical paradigms and methods of analysis. For this reason, they are interesting because they force us to validate our research hypotheses on increasingly wide and different documents and to verify how flexible our disciplines are and how able to account for them.

Provisional programme

Miriam Voghera, Introduzione

Stefano Amendola, Alla ricerca della performance perduta. Il testo teatrale eschileo e alcune annotazioni drammaturgiche

Daniele Crivellari, Scrivere per la recitazione… o no?

Stefano Grazzini, Scritte sul corpo

Claudio Iacobini, I corpora linguistici e la ricerca del testo rappresentativo

Angelo Meriani, Caratteristiche linguistiche delle laminette ‘orfiche’ (titolo provvisorio)

Sabrina Galano, Riscrittura giullaresca dei “Reali di Francia”: la leggenda di Fioravante.

Verio Santoro, Le iscrizioni runiche dell’Età vichinga

Miriam Voghera, La scrittura conversazionale: testi nuovi per una nuova modalità?

ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

05/03/20-Seminar “I Lincei per la scuola” The functional and sociolinguistic correlates of the mode of communication

The structure and type of texts are strongly conditioned by the modality of communication, which includes the use of different channels and a different use of the verbal code connected to the conditions of production and reception. Each modality of communication correlates with completely or partially different texts for three reasons. First of all, there are linguistic and textual properties that better respond to the needs of the different production and reception processes of the various modalities; secondly, in the course of history different modalities have been associated to the different functions; thirdly, different styles and genres have been developed related to the various modalities.

In the lecture, the functional correlates of speaking and writing will be compared using the Modokit tool: an observation tool that allows the construction of an identikit of the texts deriving from the modality.

Locandina
ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

19/02/20-Teaching to represent speech: metacommunicative reflection paths at school

The lecture will present some didactic courses carried out within the educational experimentation project “Observe interlanguage” with the aim of making pupils of various ages aware of the peculiarities of the spoken and written language, showing the features and strengths of each, overcoming thus the traditional view that speech must be censored to promote good written production. In the experimentation, inductive activities are proposed of discovery and reflection on the similarities and differences between written and spoken productions and on the dialogues reported in literary texts and in those produced by the same students. In this way a reflection is stimulated on how the representation of orality in the written text is a very effective communicative tool.

In the lecture, the teachers will be invited to experience the activities proposed in the class starting from a short video clip taken from the film “The chocolate factory”, to discuss them and to deepen the principles and teaching methods of this approach.

Locandina

ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

15/01/20-Seminar “I Lincei per la scuola” Orality / writing – reception / production: virtuous circuits of an hour of lesson

language education curriculum: the planning of lesson according to a variety of interactional patterns that bring into play receptive and productive skills of the students, both as occasions for gradual and practical exercises of the different uses of the language as well as moments of validation and evaluation.

The lecture will therefore be divided into two phases: a workshop organized in four working groups to design a lesson based on a variety of verbal interaction and related teaching practices (from the teacher’s explanation to forms of laboratory activities, to strategies and verification tools and evaluation), in which the work groups, composed of primary school teachers, first and second grade teachers, will have different but complementary tasks starting from a written and / or audiovisual text; comparison and discussion of the complementary works of the groups, their revision in an integrated synthesis and theoretical in-depth analysis of questions and themes faced during the experience.

Locandina
ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

23/10/19-The role of Italian L2 in the university internationalization process – 1st part

The congress will deal with the role of Italian as academic language in the process of university internationalization through the presentation of researches from Italian universities as well as universities in different European countries and in United States.
In particular, the lectures will focus on linguistic and cultural needs for academic study, linguistic features and acquisitional difficulties in L2 Italian for academic purposes and effective pedagogical strategies to teach such Italian variety.

ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

17/10/19-Statistical Analysis for Applied Linguistics with “R”

The course is addressed to Ph.D. students, Ph.D. doctors and researchers in all fields of linguistics doing quantitative analysis. It is organised in four lessons aiming at introducing some fundamental statistical concepts and the most common analysis techniques used in linguistics. The main objective of the course is to provide researchers with analytical tools to work with R-Studio. Consequently, the lessons will be focused on the application of statistical techniques, with data taken from different subfields of linguistics. In particular, the course programme is organised as follows:

Theory and practice of the following topics: statistical significance (p-value), experimental design, choice of statistical tests, parametric and non-parametric statistics, correlations (i.e. Pearson, Spearman, T-Test, Chi-Square).

ByCoordinamento Dipsumdolls

10/10/19-Statistical Analysis for Applied Linguistics with “R”

The course is addressed to Ph.D. students, Ph.D. doctors and researchers in all fields of linguistics doing quantitative analysis. It is organised in four lessons aiming at introducing some fundamental statistical concepts and the most common analysis techniques used in linguistics. The main objective of the course is to provide researchers with analytical tools to work with R-Studio. Consequently, the lessons will be focused on the application of statistical techniques, with data taken from different subfields of linguistics. In particular, the course programme is organised as follows:
Theory: basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis: i.e. dependent and independent variables, continuous and discrete variables, standard deviation, inter vs intragroup variance, analysis of examples taken from quantitative analysis in applied linguistics.
Practice: introduction to R-Studio: how to import and export data, data visualisation (i.e. graphs), basic operations in R.
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