. – Russian Language 1 (Language and Phonology) PROFESSOR ANNA BONOLA - This course is intended also for Russian Language 2 (Language, Morphosyntax and Lexicon) students Text under revision. Not yet approved by academic staff. COURSE AIMS The course will introduce the student to the theory and practice of the Russian phonetic-phonological system to enable them to grasp its communicative value and improve their language skills. In addition, the course will survey the Slavic languages and their origins and study the international transliteration system. COURSE CONTENT Phonetics and intonation The student will learn about the theory and practice of the principles of the Russian phonetic system and the seven models of Russian intonation. READING LIST I.V. ODINCOVA, Zvuki, ritmika, intonacija, Flinta - nauka, Moskva, 2006 (photocopies obtainable from the Reprographics Departments starting September; the photocopies include the texts of the exercises to be carried out in the multimedia lab. The students must bring the photocopies with them as from the first lesson). A. BONOLA, Gli slavi attraverso l’Europa, in B. CAMBIAGHI - C. MILANI - P. PONTANI, Europa plurilingue, Vita e Pensiero, Milan, 2005 (pp. 175-191) (Blackboard course materials). L. KASATKIN – L. KRYSIN – V. ŽIVOV, Il russo, La nuova Italia, Florence, 1995 (only pp. 65-143, photocopies obtainable from the Reprographics Departments starting September). The audio files used in class can be downloaded from the materials folder of the Blackboard version of the course. TEACHING METHOD Lectures and practical classes in the multimedia lab. ASSESSMENT METHOD Final oral exam. NOTES The course will be held in the first semester. Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG, or on the Faculty notice board. Russian Language Practical Classes Information on the practical classes can be found in the Year 1 course programme for Three-year course students.