English Language 1 [Cognomi A-E] (2017/2018)

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
Semester 2 dal Feb 26, 2018 al Jun 9, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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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. By the end of the course, students will have knolwledge of the main historical events that led to the development of the English language as we know it today and will able to carry out phonological analyses of the language and distinguish among some of the main varieties. Moreover, they will have awareness of the most productive morphological processes in the English lexicon.

Syllabus

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

Roach, Peter (2013) "English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course", Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (4th edition)

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
Svartvik Jan, Leech Geoffrey English: One Tongue, Many Voices (Edizione 2) Palgrave 2016 1137550228
Facchinetti, Roberta English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First-year University Students QuiEdit 2013 8864642315
Roach Peter English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course (with audio CDs) (Edizione 4) Cambridge University Press 2013 9780521717403
Plag, Ingo Word-Formation in English Cambridge University Press 2003 0521525632

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with questions and exercises. The exam lasts 2 hours.

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 - 2017/2018