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.
1. HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF ENGLISH WORDS
2. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- The International Phonetic Alphabet
- speech organs
- vowels and consonants
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- intonation and prosody
- functional and lexical words
- word formation processes:
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.
|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|
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.