ITA364H1: Italian and Social Media

Hours: 
24L

The aim of this course is to examine how media can influence the evolution of language in contemporary Italy. The first part of this course has an historical goal and will be devoted to the role played by ‘traditional’ media (television, radio, newspapers) in the linguistic history of Italian. The second part will be devoted to the impact that social media is having on Italian. Empirical quantitative research will be based on the most important databases for contemporary Italian.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)