ITAL 6601


Stylistics: Techniques of Composition and Interpretation

The aim of this course is to help the students to find their own Italian voice while speaking and writing in Italian. This endeavour requires daily practice and a particular attention to problems of stylistics. Through the analysis of different language sectors (i.e. journalism, business, sports, contemporary jargon) in class, the students will gain better understanding of the Italian language in its various uses. Assignments will include translations, linguistic exercises, descriptions, narrations, summaries, essay writing, book reviews and oral presentations. (1 Unit)

All assignments submitted by students and corrected by the professor will be included in the mandatory portfolio

Required Text: L. Craici, Parlare e Scrivere Vallardi 2007, M. Sassu Frescura, Interferenze lessicali italiano-inglese. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (1984). Recommended Texts: N. Zingarelli, Vocabolario della lingua italiana. Bologna: Zanichelli (latest edition); HarperCollins Sansoni Italian Dictionary. Inglese-Italiano, Italiano-Inglese. Firenze: Sansoni (latest edition).

Additional reading materials will be provided by the instructor
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Language & Stylistics
Equivalent Courses:


Summer 2011, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L11 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)
ITAL6601B-L11 Lecture (Tellini)

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L10 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)
ITAL6601B-L10 Lecture (Tellini)

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L09 Lecture (Tellini)
ITAL6601B-L09 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)

Summer 2008, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L08 Lecture (Tellini)
ITAL6601B-L08 Lecture (Ferrarese)

Summer 2007, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L07 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)
ITAL6601B-L07 Lecture (Ferrarese)

Summer 2006, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L06 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)
ITAL6601B-L06 Lecture (Santeramo)

Summer 2005, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L05 Lecture (Iuele-Colilli)

Summer 2004, LS 6 Week Session

ITAL6601A-L04 Lecture (Laviosa)