English II (2011/2012)

Course code
4S00850
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Coordinator
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
II semestre dal Feb 27, 2012 al May 26, 2012.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

This course aims at introducing the student to the procedures of multimodal analysis and their application to narratives of travel and to intercultural translation of contemporary textual production in English.

Syllabus

From the book Introduction to multimodal analysis by David Machin, the following topics are to be studied thoroughly: VISUAL GRAMMAR AND THE MEANING OF METAPHORICAL ASSOCIATION, FROM LEXIS TO GRAMMAR, DISCOURSE, MULTIMODALITY AS A BROADER CHANGE IN THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE IN SOCIETY, MODALITY: CONCEALING AND EXAGGERATION IN IMAGES, A SEMIOTIC APPROACH: DENOTATION AND CONNOTATION, CARRIER OF CONNOTATION, THE ORIGIN OF MODALITY AS A LINGUISTIC CONCEPT, MODALITY MARKERS, COMMUNICATIVE FUNCTION OF COLOR, KINDS OF VISUAL MODALITY, THE REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL ACTORS IN THE IMAGE, CARRIERS OF MEANING, COMPOSITION AND PAGE LAYOUT, BASIC PRINCIPLES OF SALIENCE, FOUR KINDS OF COMPOSITION, GIVEN AND NEW, IDEAL AND REAL, CENTRE AND MARGIN, EMBEDDED STRUCTURES, FRAMING, COMPOSITIONAL STRUCTURES.
- From the book Contemporary Narrative Textual Production, Multimodality and multiliteracies by Fiona J. Doloughan, the following topics are to be studied thoroughly: INTERCULTURAL TRANSLATION; NARRATIVES OF TRAVEL
- OTHER MATERIAL (PHOTOCOPIES AND HANDOUTS) WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE WEBSITE DEDICATED TO THIS COURSE.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Doloughan, Fiona J. (2011), Contemporary Narrative Textual Production, Multimodality and multiliteracies, London: Continuum.
- Machin, David (2007), Introduction to multimodal analysis, London: Arnold

Assessment methods and criteria

Prerequisites: Lingua Inglese 1 (English Language 1); English B2 level.
The exam consists of an oral interview on the topics outlined in the syllabus.