86312 - Media Linguistics

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  • Teacher Francesca Gatta

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-FIL-LET/12

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The student - knows the basic features (terms, concepts and methods) needed for the study of the structure, functions and textual organization of the Italian language - knows the basic techniques required for information mining, drafting, editing and revising texts - is able to understand, analyze and coherently produce complex written texts (but also oral speeches) belonging to various specialized text types and genres, particularly multimedia ones.

Course contents

The course aims at giving students the tools to develop a critical reflection about the relation between language and media and to describe the language features of media and their textual genres (for instance, traditional and online newspapers, blog and so on). The course focuses expecially on newspaper and television.


I. Bonomi, S. Morgana, La lingua italiana e i mass media, Roma, Carocci, 2016 (nuova edizione)

G. Antonelli, L'italiano nell'era della comunicazione, Bologna, Il Mulino (nuova edizione)

L. Serianni, Italiani scritti, Bologna, Il Mulino 2012

L'italiano e la rete, le reti per l'italiano, a cura di G. Patota e F. Rossi, Accademia della Crusca - GoWare, 2018.

Teaching methods

lectures and seminars

Assessment methods

The student must produce a final paper concerning a topic of the course freely chosen.

Office hours

See the website of Francesca Gatta