English linguistics LM with an introduction to Corpus Linguistics (2020/2021)

Course code
4S004044
Credits
9
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PART I 6 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) Roberta Facchinetti
PART II 3 L-LIN/12-LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH CuCi IIB Roberta Facchinetti

Learning outcomes

MODULE I The course aims at leading the students to know in detail: (1) the history of the English language; attention will also be dedicated to the linguistic analysis of texts belonging to Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English; (2) the history of journalistic writing in anglophone countries, from its origins to the present day. MODULE II The course module aims at providing students with the theoretical framework and practical aspects concerning corpus linguistics.

Syllabus

MODULE 1
A. HISTORY OF ENGLISH
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Early Modern English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English
- English colonialism
- World English(es)

B) LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS OF OLD ENGLISH, MIDDLE ENGLISH AND EARLY MODERN ENGLISH TEXTS

MODULE 2: Introduction to Corpus Linguistics: theoretical aspects and practical applications

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the following topics:

MODULE 1
1. HISTORY OF ENGLISH
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Early Modern English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English
- English colonialism
- World English(es)

2) LINGUISTIC ANALYSIS OF EXTRACTS OF OLD ENGLISH, MIDDLE ENGLISH AND EARLY MODERN ENGLISH TEXTS

MODULE 2: questions on theoretical aspects and practical applications of corpus linguistics.

The final mark will result from an average between the evaluation of the two modules, bearing in mind the number of credits covered by each module.

Students who cannot attend are required to study the books mentioned on the webpage of the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Facchinetti Roberta Lexicographers and Grammarians in the History of English (Edizione 1) QuiEdit 2019 978-88-6464-551-3
Mugglestone, Lynda (ed.) The Oxford History of English (Edizione 2) Oxford University Press 2012 9780199660162
McEnery, T. and A. Hardie Corpus linguistics. Method, theory and practice (Edizione 1) Cambridge University Press 2012 978-0-521-54736-9