Italian IV

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: P, V


dr. Tamara Mikolič Južnič, Assistant Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in Italian;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of Italian as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text.

Content (Syllabus outline)

Italian Grammar 4:

Students gain familiarity with those parts of speech which have not yet been discussed in English I, II and III (adverbs and prepositions) as well as with the structure of the prepositional phrase. Furthermore, the course focuses on the analysis of syntactic functions.

Special emphasis is put on the relationship among structure, meaning and function. Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of Italian and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of Italian grammar in Slovene.


  • Dardano, M. in P. Trifone (1995). Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica. Bologna: Zanichelli.
  • Renzi, L., G. Salvi in A. Cardinaletti (2001). Grande grammatica italiana di consultazione. Bologna: Il Mulino.


Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.

Previous enrollment in the Italian III course.



The exam covers the content of Italian Grammar 3 and Italian Grammar 4.

Forms of marking: 6-10 or A-E (positive grade), 1-5 or F (negative grade). The assessment is in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the examination regulations of the Faculty of Arts.


Tamara Mikolič Južnič