English language 2 [CInt] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S002919
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Coordinator
Anna Zanfei
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
Monday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide an introduction to the study of the English language from a syntactic and semantic perspective and to apply that knowledge to semantic contexts and discourse analysis.

Syllabus

Prerequisites:
English Language 1;
English C1 level (Computer-based test);
English Literature 1.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Syntax:
⦁Lexical/grammatical word classes and Phrase structures
⦁Clauses and Sentences (Simple and Complex): form and function relationships
⦁The Information structure of the English Sentence: Given and New Information

Lexical Semantics:

introduction to lexical meaning
⦁multiple meaning: homonymy, polysemy
⦁sense relations: synonyms, hyponyms, meronyms, antonyms
⦁semantic contexts: collocation, connotation


Introduction to Discourse Analysis

⦁grammatical cohesion: repetition, reference, substitution, ellipsis, conjunction
⦁lexical cohesion
⦁the analysis of discourse and the varieties of discourses


Bibliographical references (essentials):
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan (2014) "An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence" (3rd ed.), Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan. (chapter 7 and chapter 8)
Jeffries, Lesley (2006) Discovering Language. The Structure of Modern English, London, Palgrave (chapter 4, chapter 5, chapter 6, and chapter 7)
Further Bibliographical references for the slides
Baker, Carl Lee (2001) English Syntax, second edition, Cambridge (MA), The MIT Press (chapters relative to the topics of the syllabus)

Aarts, Bas (2001) English Syntax and Argumentation, 2nd edition, London, Palgrave Macmillan

Altri riferimenti:
Jef Verschueren, Jan-Ola Östman, Jan Blommaert, and Chris Bulcaen (eds.). Handbook of Pragmatics, Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins.

Aarts, Bas (2001) English Syntax and Argumentation, 2nd edition, London, Palgrave Macmillan

OTHER REFERENCES
*Crystal, David (1995) The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Ch. 8 - The Nature of the Lexicon: 117-123; Ch. 9 – The Sources of the Lexicon: 124-135; Ch. 11- The Structure of the Lexicon: 156-169)

OPTIONAL REFERENCE

Saeed, John I. (2003) Semantics, London, Blackwell

Additional bibliographic references will be indicated during the course.
Grammar Textbooks:

Biber, Douglas, Susan Conrad and Geoffrey Leech (2002) Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, London, Longman

Dictionaries:

- Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2nd Edition, Collins
- Merriam Webster English Dictionary
- Hoepli Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Inglese-Italiano/Italiano-Inglese (2008), Milano, Hoepli
-Grande Dizionario Inglese Hazon Garzanti, nuova edizione 2008, Milano, Garzanti
Assessment methods and criteria

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
Jeffries, Lesley Discovering Language. The Structure of Modern English Palgrave 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

written exam with reference to the topics outlined in the syllabus
Prerequisites:
English Language 1;
English C1 level (Computer-based test);
English Literature 1.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017