History of the English language (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002984
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 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall S.10  
Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

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.
Multimodal/multisemiotic journalism will also be illustrated.

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 (2015) Dizionario Giornalistico Italiano-Inglese. Torino: Giappichelli.

FACCHINETTI Roberta, Nicholas BROWNLEES, Birte BÖS, Udo. FRIES (2015) (2nd ed.) News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016