English I (LS) (2007/2008)

Course not running

Course code
4S00932
Name of lecturer
Marta Degani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2007 al Jan 12, 2008.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6 from Nov 5, 2007  to Jan 12, 2008
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6 from Nov 5, 2007  to Jan 12, 2008

Learning outcomes

To provide key issues, concepts and techniques of textual analysis based on Halliday’s model of Systemic Functional Grammar.

Syllabus

An introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar:
- socio-semantic approach
- clause constituents
- ideational metafunction
- interpersonal metafunction
- textual metafunction
- grammatical metaphor


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Essential readings
- D. Butt, R. Fahey, S. Spinks, C. Yallop, Using Functional Grammar: an Explorer’s Guide (2nd ed.), Sydney, NCELTR Publications, 2003.
- M. A. K. Halliday & Matthiessen C., An Introduction to Functional Grammar (3rd ed.), London, Arnold, 2004 (chapters: 3,4,5,7,9).

Reference readings
- A. Downing & Locke P., A University Course in English Grammar, Hemel Hemstead, Prentice Hall International, 2002.


Notice
Students not taking the classes are recommended to inform the teacher in due time.

Assessment methods and criteria

Submission of an assignment to be discussed in the oral examination.


English language requirements
Level 4-study (ALTE), academic C1 (Council of Europe)