History of the English Language (2010/2011)

Course code
4S00897
Name of lecturer
Valentina Adami
Coordinator
Valentina Adami
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 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course examines the history of English from its origins to the present day, focussing on the social and cultural contexts that influenced it. Particular attention will be devoted to the contemporary reality of the English language and to the relationship between language, ideology and culture.

Syllabus

- D. Graddol et al, eds., Changing English, Abingdon: Routledge, 2007.
- J. Jenkins, World Englishes: a resource book for students, London: Routledge, 2009.
- D. Crystal, English as a global language, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Assessment methods and criteria

Prova orale in lingua italiana o inglese a scelta dello studente.