English II (2007/2008)

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Course code
4S00850
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
8
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2008 al May 31, 2008.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

This course is introductory to the multimodal approach to contemporary English with particular reference to the composite texts of magazines, websites, short videos and posters.

Syllabus

- A multimodal approach to contemporary English: a definition.
- Social semiotics theory and is applications to multimodal texts.
- The language of speech and writing
- Multimodality of the printed page: magazines, newspapers, comic books
- Multimodality of the wepage: educational sites, information sites
- Multimodality of the short videos: digital storytelling, cartoons and TV commercials
Rferences:
- S. Cornblet & R. Carter, The language of Speech and Writing, London, Routledge, 2001.
- A. Baldry and P.J. Thibault, Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis, London, Equinox, 2006.

students can choose between:
1. A. Baldry and Thibault gli studenti possono utilizzare:
2. G. Kress and T. van Leeuwen, Reading images : the grammar of visual design, London, New York : Routledge, 2006.

Further readings:
K. Kuiper, W.S. Allan, An Introduction to English Language: Sound, Word and Sentence, London, MacMillan, 1997, (Part III)
MAK Halliday, R. Hasan, Language, Context and Text: Aspects of language in a as Social Semiotic perspective, London, Oxford University Press, 1989.
MAK Halliday, Language as social semiotics, London, Edward Arnold, 1978.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. Baldry and P.J. Thibault A. Baldry and P.J. Thibault, Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis, London, Equinox, 2006.  
S. Cornblet and R. Carter S. Cornblet & R. Carter, The language of Speech and Writing, London, Routledge, 2001.  

Assessment methods and criteria

Final Oral exams.
Required Linguistic Competence
Level 3 (ALTE), B2 (European Council).