English Language 1 [Cognomi A-E] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002896
Name of lecturer
Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Coordinator
Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

II SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

Introduction to English Linguistics: Focus on Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology


The course provides an introduction to the study of English Linguistics with special reference to phonetics, phonology and morphology.

Syllabus

1. HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF ENGLISH WORDS

2. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- The International Phonetic Alphabet
- speech organs
- vowels and consonants
- voicing
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- intonation and prosody

3. MORPHOLOGY
- functional and lexical words
- morphemes
- affixes
- word formation processes:
- inflection
- derivation
- compounding

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Cruttenden, Alan (2014) "Gimson's Pronunciation of English". London: Routledge.

Facchinetti, Roberta (2016) "English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students" (3rd ed.), Verona: Quiedit.

Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan (2010) "An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence" (3rd ed.), Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan.

Plag, Ingo (2003) "Word-Formation in English". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Additional bibliographic references especially for non-attending students will be indicated before the beginning of the course. Class presentations will be made available on-line during the course.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott, Allan An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence Palgrave Macmillan 2014 9780230208018
Facchinetti, Roberta English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First-year University Students QuiEdit 2013 8864642315
Cruttenden, Alan Gimson's Pronunciation of English Routledge 2014 9781444183092
Plag, Ingo Word-Formation in English Cambridge University Press 2003 0521525632

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with questions and exercises.

Students may sit for the exam, starting from the first summer session (June-July). The final mark is comprehensive of the CLA Certification and will be registered after completing the various parts of the exam.

Prerequisites: English B2 level.


Final Remarks: students are recommended to check the course homepage regularly for an updated version of the program.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017