English language 2 [Tur] (2016/2017)

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 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

II SEMESTRE
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.4  
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  

Learning outcomes

The aim of this course is providing students with the basic theoretical notions of pragmatics and discourse analysis as well as the practical tools to analyze written and spoken texts from a pragmatics perspective. In addition, the course will illustrate the role and use of English as a language of international communication in the workplace.

Syllabus

The aim of this course is providing students with the basic theoretical notions of pragmatics and discourse analysis as well as the practical tools to analyze written and spoken texts from a pragmatics perspective. In addition, the course will illustrate the role and use of English as a language of international communication in the workplace.

The course will focus on the linguistic analysis of spoken and written texts. The main concepts of pragmatics and discourse analysis will be illustrated. A brief overview will be given on the pragmatic implications of the use of English as a language of global communication in the workplace in written and oral contexts.

The main topics covered will be:

- Definition of pragmatics and discourse analysis
- Text, context, and co-text
- Cohesion and coherence
- Inferences: entailments, presuppositions, implicatures
- Speech acts
- Cooperation principle and conversational maxims
- Conversation analysis
- Positive and negative Face

English as a global language and BELF
- English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as Business Lingua Franca (ELF)
- Negotiation of meaning in BELF communication
- Expressing the local language/culture in BELF communication

The course will be delivered through lectures; active involvement of the students is encouraged.

References:
Lesson slides (downloadable from the Moodle platform)
Cutting, Joan. 2015. Pragmatics: A Resource book for Students. London: Routledge (except sections 6 and 8)
Peccei, Jean S. 1999. Pragmatics. Padstow: Routledge.
Poppi, F. 2016. Balancing Local Identity and Global Audiences: Localized and Globalized Instances of EIL in Corporate Websites. In Lopriore, L. e E. Grazzi (eds.). Intercultural Communication. New Perspectives from ELF. Rome: Roma Tre Press. 409-427

Secondary bibliographic references (non-compulsory)
Jenkins, Jennifer (2014). Global Englishes: A Resource Book for Students. Abingdon, Routledge. pp. 2-16; 27-35; 41-45.
stampata
Louhiala-Salminen, Leena, Mirjaliisa Charles, Anne Kankaanranta. 2005. English as a lingua franca in Nordic
corporate mergers: Two case companies. English for Specific Purposes 24 (2005) 401–421
Paltridge, Brian. 2006. Discourse analysis : an introduction. London: Continuum. (Chapter 1)

Students who are not able to attend lessons should contact the instructor to obtain the password to access the course's Moodle area.

Assessment methods and criteria

Pre-requisites: In order to access the exam, students need to have passed the computer test of the C1 level, English Language 1 and English Literature 1.

The final exam will be a written aiming to assess the student's acquisition of the contents of the course and the ability to analyze brief conversational exchanges / written passages.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017