English linguistics lm - PART II (2015/2016)

Course code
4S004044
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 18, 2016 al Jun 4, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Thursday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

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 its major structural developments through the centuries, the module will move to the exploration of the so-called rise of prescriptivism, with special regard to late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century concerns with ascertaining, refining, and fixing the English language as well as with the alleged influence of eighteenth-century normative works on language usage.

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:
Ingrid Tiecken-Boon van Ostade (ed.), Grammars, grammarians and grammar-writing in eighteenth-century England, Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

Teaching aids

Documents
  • pdf   Notes 1   (pdf, en, 17521 KB, 07/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 2   (pdf, en, 3483 KB, 07/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 3   (pdf, en, 624 KB, 07/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 4   (pdf, en, 218 KB, 25/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 5   (pdf, en, 278 KB, 25/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 6   (pdf, en, 570 KB, 25/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 7   (pdf, en, 2246 KB, 25/05/16)
  • pdf   Notes 8   (pdf, en, 1556 KB, 25/05/16)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016