17780 - Glottology and Linguistics

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Ravenna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Speech and Language Therapy (cod. 9080)

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will know the basic notions of linguistic analysis, in particular with regard to phonology and morphosyntax.

He/she will acquire the fundamentals of general phonetics, and segmental/suprasegmental phonology.

Course contents

The course aims at giving the students the basic notions about human language and natural languages.

The following topis will be focused:

  1. Human language
  2. Natural languages
  3. Linguistic and communicative competence
  4. The linguistic sign
  5. The properties of human language
  6. The acquisition of the native languages
  7. Levels of linguistic analysis (phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, pragmatics)

For each of these topics, possible applications in the field of speech and language therapy will be highlighted.


  1. Gagliardi, G. (2019), Linguistica per le professioni sanitarie. Bologna: Pàtron.
  2. Teaching material used in class and uploaded on the e-learning platform.

Teaching methods

Lectures, collaborative discussion of scientific papers, practical exercises.

Assessment methods

The final exam is an oral colloquium dealing with the course contents; its aim is to evaluate the critical skills and methodological knowledge gained by the student.

Reaching a clear view of all the course topics as well as using a correct language terminology will be valued with maximum grades. The capacity of building autonomous paths to connect different topics of the course will be appreciated.
Mnemonic knowledge of the course topics or not completely appropriate terminology will be valued with intermediate grades.
Unknown topics or inappropriate terminology use will be valued, depending on the seriousness of the omissions, with minimal or insufficient grades.

All the students will be asked to start from a subject freely choosen by them.

Teaching tools

Didactic material will be made available on the course's online platform, Virtuale.

Students are required to download available documents and to regularly check for updates.

Office hours

See the website of Gloria Gagliardi


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.