54593 - Textual Analysis

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

Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will know the main concepts and methodologies for the linguistics analysis applied to modern and contemporary literary texts. They should also be able to analyze the structure and functions of different types of texts, in connection with the function and context in which texts were produced, both in a multimedia and interdisciplinary perspective.

The aim of the course is to select texts and plan teaching units suitable to pupils from 3 to 10 years.

Course contents

Two aspects of text analisys will be focused: on the one hand the selection of readings to be proposed, according to specific linguistic characters (lexical and syntax historical stratifications, rhetorical and metric structures, gender stereothypes), keeping into account the editorial offer (textbooks and teacher's guides). Both literary (fiction and poetry) and non-literary texts will be analysed.


C. Lavinio, Testi a scuola. Tra lingua e letteratura [http://www.francocesatieditore.com/catalogo/testi-a-scuola/], Firenze, Cesati, 2021 (Parte I: intera, Parte II: capp. 1, 2, 4).

R. Cardarello - L. Lumbelli, La comprensione del testo. Attività su brani d'autore per le classi IV e V primaria [https://www.giuntiedu.it/sites/default/files/72159W_Comprendere%20il%20testo%20SFOGL.pdf], Giunti EDU, 2019.

M.G. Lo Duca, Viaggio nella grammatica [http://www.carocci.it/index.php?option=com_carocci&task=schedalibro&Itemid=72&isbn=9788843093069], Roma, Carocci, 2018 (capp. I, II, IV, V, VI).


Non attending students will also read:

L. Musatti, Lettori nati. L'incontro con i classici nella scuola primaria [http://www.carocci.it/index.php?option=com_carocci&task=schedalibro&Itemid=72&isbn=9788874662807], Carocci, 2006.


INCOMING STUDENTS must be fluent in Italian. They can agree with the teacher any modification required to the syllabus.

Teaching methods

Online lectures and practicing.

Assessment methods

Students will take a written test or an oral exam.

Please enroll on the Almaesami Platform.

Criteria for assessing the grade (in a 30-point scale, from 18 to 30L) include both correctness of the answers and formal accuracy.

The final evaluation of the course will be the average of all the marks obtained in the individual parts and in laboratories.

The positive outcome of all the parts of the exam is an indispensable condition for recording the final grade.

Teaching tools

Lessons' slides and other materials are available on virtuale.unibo.it platform

Office hours

See the website of Cristiana De Santis