Lingua inglese III (2014/2015)

Corso a esaurimento (attivi gli anni successivi al primo)

Codice insegnamento
Roberto Cagliero
Roberto Cagliero
Altri corsi di studio in cui è offerto
Settore disciplinare
Lingua di erogazione
II semestre dal 23-feb-2015 al 30-mag-2015.

Orario lezioni

II semestre
Giorno Ora Tipo Luogo Note
lunedì 8.30 - 10.00 lezione Aula T.8  
martedì 10.00 - 11.30 lezione Aula 2.4  

Obiettivi formativi

Il corso prende in esame gli aspetti prossemici della lingua nel contesto della cultura inglese.


Programma e bibliografia DEFINITIVI


Argyle, Michael, “Is Nonverbal Communication a Kind of Language?”, ETC, Summer 1989, pp. 158-162

Ekman, Paul, Emotions Revealed. Understanding Faces and Feelings , New York, Times Books 2003 (Te lo leggo in faccia. Riconoscere le emozioni anche quando sono nascoste, Torino, Amrita 2008)

Ekman, Paul, Telling Lies, New York, Norton 2009 (CHAPTERS 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 e 10 ONLY)

Ekman, Paul

Giroux, H., “Terrorizing the Self. Selfie Culture at the Intersection of the Corporate and the Surveillance States”, Truth-Out FEBRUARY 6-8, 2015, (Italian translation available at )

Hall, Edward T., The Hidden Dimension , New York, Anchor Books 1969. ONLY chapters 5, 6, 9, 10, 11 and 12 (volume available at the Frinzi library, both in English and in Italian)

Lyman, S. M. and Marvin B. Scott, “Territoriality: A Neglected Sociological Dimension”, Social Problems, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Autumn, 1967), pp. 236-249

Matsumoto, D., “Paul Ekman and the legacy of universals”, Journal of Research in Personality 38 (2004) 45–51

Prabhu, T. “Proxemics. Some Challenges and Strategies in Nonverbal Communication”, The IUP Journal of Soft Skills 4 (3), 2010, pp. 7-14

Watson, O. Michael, Proxemic Behavior. A Cross-Cultural Study, The Hague, Mouton 1970. ONLY chapters 2 and 5


Romney & Obama Body Language

Deception Analysis - Hillary Clinton Body Language Cluster

Secrets of Body Language – Documentary

Linguaggio del corpo del presidente Clinton

Face to Face, video in tre parti disponibile alle pagine:

Paul Ekman, PhD: Compassion and Emotion

Dr. Paul Ekman on Expression and Gesture and Their Role in Emotion and Deception - Part 1

Dr. Paul Ekman on Expression and Gesture and Their Role in Emotion and Deception - Part 2

Proxemics (recognizing facial expressions) (recognizing facial expressions)

***PHOTOS: each student must bring to the exam 10 photos of her/his choice, to be analyzed according to the theories of proxemics and/or Ekman on emotions

***URLs no longer available must be reported via email to at least two weeks before the exam date. After this deadline the student is responsible for finding the same video at another http address. The same applies to all essays which are part of the program.

***ADDITIONAL READING. The following are NOT part of the course’s reading list.
They are NOT required reading. They are meant to provide additional information to those interested in the topic.

Axtell, Roger, Gestures. The Do’s and Taboos of Body Language Around the World, New York, Wiley 1998 (English paperback available at

Ferguson, S. and Ferguson, S.D., “Proxemics and Television. The Politician’s Dilemma”, Canadian Journal of Communication

Kenner A.N. and Katsimaglis, G., “Gender Differences in Proxemics. Taxi-Seat Choice”, Psychological Reports 1993, pp. 625-626

Modalità d'esame

L'esame si svolge in forma orale sia per i frequentanti sia per i non frequentanti.
Competenza linguistica richiesta
C1 (rilasciato dal CLA-Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo, o altri enti accreditati)