Gender Issues and “Promiscuo” Nouns in Italian: Possible Non-Grammatical Explanation1 of Some Grammar Problems in Italian Language Teaching in China

Yu ZANG

Abstract


“Promiscuo” nouns are a particular grammatical phenomenon in Italian. They cannot be explained from a purely grammatical perspective. In this case, any traditional teaching method will hit a bottleneck as it restricts Chinese learners’ thinking and understanding about Italian language and culture. This paper explores the formative causes of “promiscuo” nouns from the non-grammatical perspectives of nature, society, history, culture and other aspects and draws up a series of practical analytic methods that may help to find the non-grammatical interpretation of some grammar problems in Italian language teaching in China. It also serves as a different avenue or platform for Chinese students to have a comprehensive and dynamic view on Italian language, culture and society.


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Italian language teaching; China; Non-grammatical interpretation of grammar; “Promiscuo” nouns

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8535

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