English Linguistics (i,1) (2005/2006)

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Course code
4S01280
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
2nd semester dal Feb 20, 2006 al May 31, 2006.

Lesson timetable

2nd semester
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Office Studio Prof. Giuseppe Fornari from May 2, 2006  to May 31, 2006
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from May 2, 2006  to May 31, 2006

Learning outcomes

the course aims at illustrating the basics of Present-day English with special reference to its geographical, social and textual varieties.

Syllabus

pre-requisite: B1 level of competence of English (according to the European framework).

PROGRAMME:

- Difference between synchrony and diachrony
- Change vs. variation
- Standard English
- Dialect and idiolect
- Principles of Sociolinguistics
- Register, slang, textual variety, and genre
- Speech acts and principles of pragmatics
- Diatopic variation

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test and oral test