English language 2 LM (2010/2011)

Course code
4S02570
Name of lecturer
Roberto Cagliero
Coordinator
Roberto Cagliero
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This course investigates the relationship between English as a global language, globalization, and language-based procedures of social exclusion.

Syllabus

Crystal, D., English as a global language. Cambridge, Cambridge UP 1998
Facchinetti, R., Crystal, D., Seidlhofer, B. (edd), From international to local English and back again. Bern, Peter Lang 2010 (D. Crystal, “The future of Englishes: going local”, pp. 17-25)
Lakoff, R.T., “Ebonics – It’s Cronic” in The Language War. U of California P 2000, pp. 227-251
Macedo, D., “Globalization and the unleashing of new racism” in Macedo, D., Dendrinos, B. (eds), The Globalization of Racism. Boulder, Paradigm Publishers 2006, pp. 3-35
Macedo, D., Dendrinos, B., Gounari, P., The Hegemony of English. Boulder, Paradigm Publishers 2003
Macedo, D., “Introduction” in Macedo, D. (ed), Chomsky on Miseducation, Lanham, Rowman and Littlefield 2000, pp. 1-14
Oakland resolution (1996) http://linguistlist.org/topics/ebonics/ebonics-res1.html
Sagarin, E. & Kelly, R. “Polylingualism in the United States of America: A multitude of tongues amid a monolingual majority” in Beer, W. and J. Jacobs (eds.), Language Policy and National Unity. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Allanheld 1985, pp. 20-44
Wiley, T.G., “Language planning, language policy, and the English-Only Movement” in Finnegan E. and J.R. Rickford, Language in the USA. Cambridge, Cambridge UP 2004, pp. 319-338
Si richiede inoltre la traduzione in italiano di 3 pagg. da uno dei testi in lingua inglese che fanno parte del programma. Tale traduzione va consegnata esclusivamente in formato cartaceo al Docente o alla Segreteria del Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature con almeno 15 gg di anticipo rispetto alla data dell’appello nel quale lo studente intende sostenere l’esame.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.