English II A (LS) (2007/2008)

Course not running

Course code
4S02050
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
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2008 al May 31, 2008.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5 from Feb 18, 2008  to Apr 5, 2008
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.6 from Feb 18, 2008  to Apr 5, 2008

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to the analysis of literary/cultural texts from a pragmatic perspective thus enabling an understanding and identification of processes of meaning making. Both theory and practice will be considered.

Syllabus

An introduction to pragmatics:
- illocutionary acts and performative hypothesis
- speech acts
- cooperative principle and conversational maxims
- indirectness
- politeness
- conversation analysis


BIBLIOGRAPHY
- J. Mey, Pragmatics. An Introduction, (2nd ed.), Blackwell, Oxford, 2002 (parts: I, II).
- G. Lakoff & Johnson M., Metaphors We Live by, (2nd ed.),University Of Chicago Press, 1980.


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

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam


English language requirements
Level 5 (ALTE), C2 (Council of Europe)