Lingua inglese III (2015/2016)

Codice insegnamento
Sara Corrizzato
Sara Corrizzato
Settore disciplinare
Lingua di erogazione
II semestre dal 22-feb-2016 al 31-mag-2016.

Orario lezioni

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

Obiettivi formativi

The course aims at focusing on the main principles of pragmatics, with specific reference to speech acts, and the leading role that it plays in authentic communicative exchanges as well as in audiovisual language. Theoretical framework will be supported by single cases taken from written and oral passages. Extracts from audiovisual products, both original and in their dubbed version, will be analysed from a pragmatic point of view.


The course will explore the following aspects:

- Introduction to the concept of pragmatics
- Intercultural pragmatics
- English varieties
- Socio-cultural and situational context
- Cooperative principle
- Politeness
- Speech acts
- Audiovisual language
- Audiovisual translation

Essential bibliography (in progress):

The present list will be constantly updated. The final version will be available at the end of the course.

Asher, Nicholas, and Alex Lascarides. 2001. “Indirect Speech Acts”. Synthese Vol. 128, No. 1/2, pp. 183-228.

Bonsignori, Veronica, Bruti Silvia. 2015. “Conversational Routines across Languages: The Case of Greetings and Leave-takings in Original and Dubbed Films” in Jorge Díaz Cintas and Josélia Neves (eds.) Audiovisual Translation. Taking Stock. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, pp. 28-45.

Bruti, Silvia. 2005. “Translating compliments and insults in the Pavia Corpus of film dialogue: two slides of the same coin?” in Maria Freddi and Maria Pavesi (eds.) Analysing Audiovisual Dialogue. Linguistic and Translational Insights. Bologna: CLUEB, pp. 143-164.

Corrizzato, Sara. 2015. Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. A contrastive analysis of compliments and insults from English to Italian. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

Eisenstein, Miriam, Bodman Joan. 1993. “Expressing gratitude in American English” in Gabriele Kasper and Shoshana Blum-Kulka (eds.) Interlanguage pragmatics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 64-81.

Jucker, Andreas H. 2009. “Speech act research between armchair, field and laboratory: The case of compliments”. Journal of Pragmatics 41(8), pp. 1611-1635.

Manes, Joan, Wolfson Nessa. 1981. “The compliment formula” in Florian Coulmas (ed.) Conversational routine. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 115-132.
Mey, Jacob L. 2000. When voices clash. A study in literary pragmatics. Berlin/New York: Mouton (ch. 8, 9, 10).

Mey, Jacob L. 2001. Pragmatics. An Introduction. Malden: Blackwell (ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

Trosborg, Anna. 1994. Interlanguage Pragmatics: Requests, Complaints, and Apologies. Berlin/New York: Mounton (ch. 8, 12, 14).

Information about Apologies – Complaints - Compliments/Responses – Refusals – Requests – Thanks at

Course slides (uploaded on the e-learning platform)

Additional material will be provided during class.

Modalità d'esame

Pre-requisite: C1 level

Oral exam

Opinione studenti frequentanti - 2015/2016