32180 - Russian (Advanced)

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Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

Student is expected to acquire some grammatical topics of the Russian language, to manage the skills necessary to read specialized text and, to lead a conversation in Russian, to produce texts. At the end of the class, students - is able to engage in and produce a text concentrated on Russian cultural aspects - is able to take part in a Russian conversation - is able to read some magazines and specialized literature.

Course contents

This course focuses on the structural and multimedia features of the mass media communication. It deals with the discourse analysis and concerns the reception and production of Russian texts for special purposes that are specific for the mass media communication. The course concentrates on grammar, lexical, phraseological and syntactic aspects: use of participles and gerund, of impersonal constructions in colloquial language and the binding use of some of them in different forms within a formal discourse and magazine interview, structural and semantic modification of the scheme of sentences, phraseological structures of the language of press. Students will contrastively analyse texts with the aid of dictionaries and corpora, in order to establish the linguistic and cultural differences, which are relevant for the localization from English (Italian) into Russian.

Readings/Bibliography

Basco N.V. Obsuzdaem problemy, povtorjaem russkuju grammatiku. Russkij jazyk kursy - Moskva, 2010

Glazunova O. - Grammatika russkogo jazyka v upraznenijach i kommentarijach. Sintaksis.- Sankt-Peterburg: Zlatoust, 2014

Ozegov S. Tolkovyj slovar' russkogo jazyka Dizionario esplicativo della lingua russa (monolingua) 100.000 termini .- Sankt-Peterburg: Zlatoust

Teaching methods

The multimedia texts (web sites) will be analysed during class with the help of specific descriptive and interpretive categories. Individual tasks will be assigned on a regular basis. Finally, these tasks will be examined and corrected collectively.

Assessment methods

During the course, students are expected to submit a written research (individually or with a partner) made up of 5-6 pages (with a bibliography) on a topic that they will choose corresponding to a specific approach (e.g. discourse analysis) or/and a particular object of study (advertising, social media, TV, communication and politics etc...), students are required to give an oral presentation about this essay; lexical-grammar and reading comprehension test.

The final exam will consist of:

A written and structured comment (essay 300-350 words) of an article (general press or scientific publication). The exam will last three hours and students are authorised, indeed invited, to use any useful resource and form of documentation (books, dictionaries, the internet).

A presentation and discussion of the various topics treated during the course or a particular object of study.

The final grade will consist in the average of the two grades the student will have acquired: lexical-grammar test (1) and the written (essay 300-350 words) and oral part of the final exam (2).

Teaching tools

Corpora and dictionaries, special tools for text analysis. Course material will be published in the Moodle - the content management system of the Department - to which students are expected to enrol.

Office hours

See the website of Liudmila Buglakova [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/liudmila.buglakova/en]

See the website of Simona Berardi [https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/s.berardi/en]

Office hours

See the website of Liudmila Buglakova

See the website of Simona Berardi