English linguistics LM (2010/2011)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02903
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course concentrates on gaining expertise and analytical skills in the core areas of English linguistics, with special reference to variation and discourse. Attention will be dedicated to (a) the study of English from early manuscripts to internet English, (b) English for Specific Purposes and (c) Corpus Linguistics, bearing in mind the key role currently played by English as a global language.

Syllabus

Pre-requisites: Entry level required: B2 (post-intermediate), according to the European framework.

Contents:
- The history of English: Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English
- Modern English: grammatical trends and variety awareness
- World English(es)
- Varieties of discourse
- Focus on genres and textual types: news media, politics, advertising, science, law
- Studying English: the role of corpus linguistics

Texts:
Aarts, Bas and April McMahon (eds.) (2006) The Handbook of English Linguistics. London: Blackwell.
Crystal, David (2003) The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Plag, Ingo, Maria Braun, Sabine Lappe, Mareile Schramm (2009) Introduction to English Linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Teaching methodology
Lectures, seminars and practice sessions.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral