English language 2 (2015/2016)

Course code
4S002919
Name of lecturer
Valeria Franceschi
Coordinator
Valeria Franceschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

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

Learning outcomes

The course introduces the main concepts of pragmatics and discourse analysis. The aim of this course is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools to approach and analyse spoken and written texts from a pragmatics perspective.

Syllabus

Attention will be dedicated to:
- Definition of pragmatics
- Text, co-text and context
- Presuppositions
- Speech acts
- Cooperative principle
- Cohesion and coherence
- Corpus linguistics
- Codeswitching
- World Englishes
- Computer-mediated-communication

Essential bibliography
Course slides (e-learning platform)
Cutting, Joan (2008) Pragmatics and Discourse. A Resource book for Students. London: Routledge.
Peccei, Jean S. 1999. Pragmatics. Padstow: Routledge.

Additional material may be provided during class.

Assessment methods and criteria

Final exam:
The final exam will be written.

In order to access the exam, students must first PASS the C1 level computerized test with a minimum of 60/100. It is also necessary to PASS both English Language I and English Literature I before taking the exam.

Students who could not attend lectures should contact me - via mail or in person during office hours - to obtain the password to access e-learning materials.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016