30954 - Dutch Language and Linguistics 1

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Course contents

a) Introduction (in Italian) to the Dutch Studies. History of the Dutch language. Cultural history of the Low Countries.

Description of phonology and morphology of Dutch.

b) Linguistic activities with the following themes: Identity (name, occupation, family), Space (house and home, nation, origin), Time (counting, chronology, narrative /Tense and time), Things and processes (eating and drinking, buying and selling, booking and ordering, presenting; taste, preference and habits). Phonology and Morphology: vowels, consonants and diphthongs; syllables, compounds. Grammar: the main clause, the verbal group, time and aspect, modality, nouns and adjectives. Pronouns, prepositions and adverbs.


a) W. Daniëls, Talking Dutch, Ons Erfdeel vzw, 2005; R. Willemyns, Dutch. Biography of a Language, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2013.

b) O. Boers, M. Heijne, CODE, Basisleergang Nederlands voor anderstaligen, 1, ThiemeMeulenhoff, Utrecht/Zutphen, 2004; J. van der Toorn-Schutte, Klare Taal!, Uitgebreide basisgrammatica NT2, Boom, Amsterdam, 2003; H. van der Heide, Syllabus Taalverwerving.

Teaching methods

Students will participate actively with oral presentations.

Assessment methods

a) Oral presentation. Oral exam.
b) Written and spoken language test.

Teaching tools

The acquisition of linguistic skills may be supplemented with self access e-learning provided by  https//e-localcourses.eu

Office hours

See the website of Marco Prandoni