L'italiano dello sport: prospettive glottodidattiche e pratiche interculturali

D'Angelo, M. C., 2019, [Groningen]: University of Groningen. 660 p.

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  • Maria Carmela D'Angelo
Teaching a language is not only about vocabulary, grammar or pronunciation – it is also a very important form of cultural mediation. How can sport contribute to the intercultural dimension of language learning? The present work focuses on this question, with particular regard to Italian as a foreign language.
The research faces two main perspectives: the textual dimension (Cap. 2), whereby that sectorial languages and text production in many different fields - newspaper, cinema, music, advertising, comics as well as literature- are considered, and the didactic dimension (Cap. 3), focused on the analysis of pre-existing teaching material, evaluated through the most relevant didactic methods.
Actually, even if sport appears as a topic in several textbooks, itsdiversity on a linguistic and cultural level has not been sufficiently considered yet. Yet, sport has increasingly taken on a crucial role in our society as a vehicle of universal values; in such a way, sport is no longer only a private activity but a very important cultural and social practice.
As a consequence, sport can set the basis for the development of intercultural communicative competence; to this end, the present work proposes a didactic approach which is attentive not only to linguistic implications, but also to cultural aspects.
Last but not least, the ultimate relevance and urgency of this topic regards the extreme and irrefutable socio-political relevance of sport in general, and consequently the knowledge of the language of sport, in our multicultural and globalized world, where sport can provide an invaluable contribution to social integration and inclusion.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
Award date25-Mar-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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