86337 - Italian Sign Language I

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  • Teacher Pietro Celo

  • Credits 6

  • SSD L-LIN/02

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Forli

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Intercultural and Linguistic Mediation (cod. 8059)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Feb 23, 2022 to May 18, 2022

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student - knows the basic elements (lexico-grammatical) of the Italian sign language, with hints of regional varieties - is able to use them in elementary communicative situations.

Course contents

After a brief introduction, aspects of linguistics of the LIS will be dealt with, hints of culture of the Deaf and history of Institutions for the Deaf. In addition, some interpretative and translation aspects from and towards Sign Language, intramorphism and emotional aspects of interpretation will be highlighted.

In the practical part an A1.1 level of language acquisition will be proposed, the presentation of oneself, the family, one's house, hobbies and daily occupations.


Buonomo, V., Celo, P. (2009), L’interprete di lingua dei Segni Italiana. Problemi linguistici - Aspetti emotivi - Formazione professionale, Hoepli, Milano .

Celo P. (2018), Scrivere con le mani, Erickson Trento. 

W. Stokoe, 2021 (trad.) LA STRUTTURA DELLA LINGUA DEI SEGNI. Cesati Editore, Firenze.

One of your choice:

P. Celo, 2022. THE MASTER OF SIGNS/IL MAESTRO DE I SEGNI, Soncini Editore, Parma.

Celo, P. (2015). I segni del tradurre, Aracne Ed. Roma.

Teaching methods

frontal and online lesson

Assessment methods

Verification interview and presentation in Sign Language

Teaching tools

distance learning platform, power point and online research

Office hours

See the website of Pietro Celo