Sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian

lroge2853  2023-2024  Louvain-la-Neuve

Sociolinguistics of contemporary Italian
5.00 credits
15.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2023-2024 !

Main themes
The objective of the course is to present a profile of the sociolinguistic situation in today's Italy. The main theoretical notions relevant to linguistics and sociolinguistics (language, norms, standard and neostandard, language use and users, dialects, the different types of linguistic variations,  and so on) will be discussed.
The main aim is to illustrate the characteristics of standard Italian, its regional variations and today's dialects by considering their use by speakers in different communicative situations.
Sociolinguistic panorama of contemporary Italian
- Diachronic, diatopic, diastratic, diaphasic, diamesic variations;
- Italian standard and neostandard;
- Regional Italians, regional koinés, dialects;
- Usual, popular, neglected Italians;
- Code switching and code mixing;
- Sectorial Italian;
- The contribution of immigration.
Teaching methods
Presentations on the sociolinguistic panorama of contemporary Italien. These presentations are complemented by analyses of documents according to an interactive methodology.
Evaluation methods
Assessment : a written assignment and an oral examination.
Other information
Online resources
Resources are available on the course's Moodle site.
La liste bibliographique est disponible sur le site Moodle du cours.
A bibliographical list is available on the course website.
Teaching materials
  • Les supports de cours se trouvent sur le site Moodle du cours.
  • The course materials can be found on the course's Moodle site.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General