English linguistics (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002954
Name of lecturer
Marta Degani
Coordinator
Marta Degani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.10  
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall S.11  

Learning outcomes

This course aims at exploring the English language from the vantage point of different linguistic approaches that include sociolinguistics, dialectology, language contact and historical linguistics

Syllabus

PRE-REQUISITE: C2 level

During the course we will critically discuss and (re)consider aspects related to the historical evolution of the English language and its geographical diversification, with a special emphasis on phenomena of linguistic and cultural contact.

References
Edgar Schneider . 2013. English Around the World. Cambridge: CUP.
Daniel Schreier, Marianne Hundt. 2013. English as a contact language. Cambridge: CUP (chs. 1, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Raymond Hickey. 2012. Standards of English. Codified Varieties around the World. Cambridge: CUP (chs. 1, 2, 7, 13, 15, 16)

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016