Italian Language around the world

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متاح الآن إلى 2024-12-31
35.00 ساعة تعليمية
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The Italian language has spread around the world thanks to songs, cinema, theatre, opera, food and design, which means that the language itself is associated with the best of Italian production.

This language course helps you understand the Italian language, and the way it has evolved in everyday speech, as well as in its other uses and functions. The Italian language has a long and fascinating history, as it was widely used in the Mediterranean and Europe by merchants and bankers, and leading artists and writers (Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio).

This course looks at diverse aspects of Italian in today’s world, and offers a historical perspective on its roots and its role as a language of communication and culture. Examples and references to diverse verbal communication styles enable you to test out your own linguistic competence and understand the differences between spoken and written language and forms of communication.


Nicola De Blasi
Nicola De Blasi
Nicola De Blasi è professore di Linguistica italiana nell'Università di Napoli "Federico II". E' stato Visiting Professor presso il Department of Italian Studies dell'University of Toronto, e past president della Società Internazionale di Linguistica e di Filologia Italiana. Fa parte del comitato scientifico delle riviste "Archivio storico delle province napoletane", "Critica letteraria", "Napoli Nobilissima". Ha pubblicato edizioni critiche di opere di diverse epoche, da testi napoletani del Trecento e del Quattrocento al Teatro di Eduardo De Filippo. Nicola De Blasi is professor of Italian Linguistics at the University of Naples "Federico II". He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Italian Studies at the University of Toronto, and a past president of the International Society of Italian Linguistics and Philology. He is on the scientific board of the journals: "Archivio storico delle province napoletane", "Critica letteraria" and "Napoli Nobilissima". He has published critical editions of works from different periods including XIVth and XVth century Neapolitan texts and the plays of Eduardo De Filippo.