History of the English language (2016/2017)

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 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.10  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10  

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

The lessons will focus on the following tocpis

1) early studies on language

2) history of English
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English

3) History and development of newspaper language
- the early steps of journalistic writing in the 17th century
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English (online and offline journalism)
- multimodal/multisemiotic journalism

REFERENCES
MUGGLESTONE, Lynda (2013) The Oxford History of English, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Facchinetti, Roberta Dizionario Giornalistico Italiano-Inglese (Edizione 1) Giappichelli 2015 9788834858844
Facchinetti Roberta, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (Edizione 2) Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015 978-1-4438-8036-7
Mugglestone, Lynda (ed.) The Oxford History of English (Edizione 2) Oxford University Press 2012 9780199660162

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the following topics:

1) early studies on language

2) history of English
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English

3) History and development of newspaper language
- the early steps of journalistic writing in the 17th century
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English (online and offline journalism)
- multimodal/multisemiotic journalism.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017