English linguistics LM (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02903
Credits
9
Coordinator
Valentina Adami
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PARTE I 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH I semestrino A Valentina Adami
PARTE II 3 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH I semestrino B Valentina Adami

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the critical tools necessary for analyzing texts according to the perspective of CDA. The course will be organized as follows: introduction to the history of English and the varieties of contemporary English; excursus on different research methods in linguistics; focus on CDA; practical exercises. The course will be held in English.

Syllabus

Module: PARTE I
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STORIA DELLA LINGUA, VARIETIES OF ENGLISH
D. McIntyre, sections A, B and C of: History of English, Routledge, 2009.
D. Graddol et al, eds., Changing English, Routledge, 2007.
J. Jenkins, World Englishes, Routledge, 2009.
D. Crystal, English as a Global Language, Cambridge University Press, 2003.


Module: PARTE II
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METODOLOGIE DI RICERCA LINGUISTICA E CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
Lia Litosseliti, chapters 1, 2, 3 and 6 of: Research Methods in Linguistics. Continuum, 2010.
N. Fairclough, Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language, Longman, 1995.
Van Dijk, Teun. Discourse and Power. Palgrave, 2008.
Wodak & Meyer, chapters 1 and 2 of: Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis. Sage, 2009.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, including both theory questions and practical exercises. Students who attend regularly will be allowed to substitute part of the exam with an oral presentation in class.