History of the English Language LM (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02858
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Feb 23, 2015 al May 30, 2015.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  
Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  

Learning outcomes

The course aims at illustrating

(1) the main steps of the history of the English language
(2) the history of news-writing in Anglophone countries – from its early beginning to the present time of unmediated journalism.

Syllabus

- Early studies on language
- history of English
- before the Anglo-Saxons
- Old English
- Middle English
- Modern English
- History and development of newspaper language
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English

REFERENCES
FACCHINETTI Roberta, Nicholas BROWNLEES, Birte BÖS, Udo. FRIES (2012) News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

MUGGLESTONE Lynda (2006/2012) The Oxford History of English, updated edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam