It 390 History of Italian Language

Introduction to the history of the Italian language, from late 800 AD to 1900. Introduction to the most representative documents that shaped the Italian Language and to the differences between the various Italian dialects. Focus on the importance of the work by Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio, Renaissance authors and major linguistics theories of 1800. Taught in Italian. Expected preparation: It 203.