Lingua inglese SC (i) (2016/2017)

Codice insegnamento
4S02217
Crediti
12
Coordinatore
Valeria Franceschi
L'insegnamento è organizzato come segue:
Modulo Crediti Settore disciplinare Periodo Docenti
I MODULO PARTE (I) 6 L-LIN/12-LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB Valeria Franceschi
II MODULO PARTE (P) 6 L-LIN/12-LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB Valeria Franceschi

Obiettivi formativi

Modulo: I MODULO PARTE (I)
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Aims of this module:

Consolidate knowledge of the phonetic-phonologic and morphologic (especially word-formation) systems of the English language; illustrate the key stages of the history of the English language and the current situation of English as a global language; introduce the basic concepts of critical discourse analysis.

Modulo: II MODULO PARTE (P)
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Aims of this module:
Provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to understand and analyse persuasive texts of various nature: from a critical discourse analysis approach, students will learn the structure and main linguistic strategies of advertising texts (print, TV commercials, online advertising); political speeches; news pieces.

Programma

Modulo: I MODULO PARTE (i)

Course contents:
- English as a global language;
- Key concepts of the history of the English language;
- Key concepts of the phonology of the English language;
- Elements of English morphology, with a specific focus on word-formation
processes;
- English and computer-mediated-communication;
- introduction to critical discourse analysis.

Essential references for the exam:
- lesson slides (downloadable from the moodle platform).
- Facchinetti, Roberta. Dispensa. English Phonetics and Morphology. A reader for first year University Students. Quiedit.
- Jenkins, Jennifer (2014). Global Englishes: A Resource Book for Students. Abingdon, Routledge. pp. 2-16; 27-35; 41-45.
- Kuiper, Koenraad. and Allan, W.Scott. (2004). An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence. Basingstoke: Macmillan. pp. 101-124, 127, 189-192.

Extra references (non compulsory):
- Crystal, David (2002).The English Language. London: Penguin (chapters 1-6, 8, 10-13).
- Galloway, Nicola and Heath Rose (2015). Introducing Global Englishes. New York: Routledge (chapters 1, 3, 5, 7).
- Lieber, Rochelle (2005). English Word-formation Processes. In Štekauer, P. & R. Lieber, Eds. 2005. Handbook of wordformation. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 377-427.


Modulo: II MODULO PARTE (P)

Course contents:
- Identification of the major rhetorical-discursive features of the language of advertising through the analysis of advertising texts of various nature;
- Multilingualism in advertising texts: linguistic fetishism and the ‘country of origin effect’;
- Identification and analysis of the major rhetorical-discursive features characterizing political discourse, with a focus on political speeches;
- Analysis of linguistic and rhetorical strategies of news pieces.

Active participation in class is welcome and encouraged.

Essential References for the exam:
- Charteris-Black, J. 2014. Analysing Political Speeches. Rhetoric, Discourse and Metaphor. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. (chapters 1-5)
- Facchinetti, R., Brownlees, N. Bös, B., Fries U. 2012. News as Changing Texts. Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (Chapter 4)
- Goddard, A. 2002. The Language of Advertising. London: Routledge.
- Goodman, S., Graddol, D., Lillis, T. (eds.). 2007. Redesigning English: New Texts, New Identities. London: Routledge. (Chapter 3)
- Kelly-Holmes, H. 2005. Advertising as Multilingual Communication. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Chapter 2)
- Mooney, A., Evans, B. 2015. Language, Society and Power: An Introduction. London: Routledge (chapters 3 and 4).

Modalità d'esame

Final exam:
The final exam will involve both part (i) and (p) of the course. It will be written and it will focus on the topics covered during the course. In order to access the exam, a B2 certification is required.

IMPORTANTE: Per sostenere l'esame, è necessario aver già conseguito la certificazione linguistica di livello B2 e portare il certificato con sé il giorno dell'appello. Non è invece necessario aver già conseguito la certificazione per frequentare le lezioni.
Gli studenti in possesso di una certificazione ottenuta presso un ente esterno, dovranno richiedere una certificazione di equipollenza al CLA e presentare quest'ultima il giorno dell'appello.

Essendo un corso annuale, il primo appello utile per il programma 2016/2017 sarà a Giugno 2017.

Gli studenti non frequentanti sono invitati a prendere contatto con la docente durante l'orario di ricevimento o via mail per ottenere la password dell'aula elettronica.