English linguistics LM - PARTE II (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02903
Name of lecturer
Lisanna Calvi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
Semestrino IIB dal Apr 20, 2015 al Jun 6, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Thursday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  

Learning outcomes

The module aims at introducing the students to the diacronic development of the English language.

Syllabus

Starting from an overview of the main periods of English and the major structural developments this language has undergone through the centuries, the module will move to the exploration of the notion of ‘proper pronunciation’ of British English and its social implications, with special regard to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century concerns with correctness and purism.

Bibliography:
Albert C. Baugh and Thomas Cable, A History of the English Language, London and New York, Routledge, 2012, sixth edition.
Required supplementary readings for non-attending students:
Lynda Mugglestone,‘Talking Proper’: The Rise of Accent as Social Symbol, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2007.

Teaching method:
Class lectures in English.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam:
The exam will consist in an oral discussion in English of the module’s topics.

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