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Italian Linguistics

Deepen your understanding of Italian linguistics by studying Italian syntax, morphology and phonology from different theoretical models and perspectives. The course is compulsory within the master's program in linguistics with a specialization in Italian.

For this course, knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree is required. The course offers a deep immersion in the structure and grammar of modern Italian, both from a descriptive and a theoretical perspective. The course is offered in certain semesters as individual study. During other semesters, the course is offered with tuition in the form of a seminar series. For information about the teaching form relevant to each semester, visit the department’s website.

  • Course structure

    The overall document for a course is the course syllabus. The course syllabus can be found in SISU on SU's web. This document, the course description, clarifies how we conduct the course in practice. The course description should provide good guidance, but is not comprehensive. Further clarification in oral or written form is provided by the teacher during the lessons. Do not hesitate to ask the teacher if question would remain before the completion of various tasks. To see which teachers teach the course, and for information about the schedule and examination opportunities, see further under "Schedule". Information about Literature lists can be found under "Course Literature".

    Teaching format

    In this course, we study modern Italian, its variation and use, based on its morphosyntax and lexicon. We study, for example, how Italian changes based on sociolinguistic and regional aspects. Within the course, certain themes are deepened and these themes depend on the teacher's skills and interests. The idea is that there should be a close relationship between the content of the course and the teacher's research area. The course is examined through written assignments. Some assignments cover the entire course content, while others focus on certain topics.


    If special measures are required for you to complete the course, you can read more about this on SU's website. The contact person for these issues at the Romance and Classics Department is the study counselor.

    Home assignments (i.e. essays, shorter independent work and assignments in general) must be written in your own words and based on your own reflections on the subject. All quotes must be entered correctly with quotation marks and source citation. A text may not, for the most part, consist of quotes. These should only be used to illustrate your own reasoning. If sources are missing sources and if the teacher discovers plagiarism, this can lead to a notification to the principal. Remember to use your own wordings in oral presentations as well. If hand-in assignments appear during the course, these will be reviewed by a text-matching tool. For general information on cheating and plagiarism, see further Stockholm University's rulebook on regulations for examination and guidelines for disciplinary cases at Stockholm University.


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • More information

    Learning platform: Athena

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