This class aims at developing and consolidating students’ competence in the phonological and morphological aspects of contemporary English, also paying attention to their evolution over time.
Students should also acquire a linguistic competence in English at a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Pre-requisite: B2 level
1. KEY ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH AND OF ITS CURRENT VARIETIES
- The International Phonetic Alphabet
- speech organs
- vowels and consonants
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- intonation and prosody
- functional and lexical words
- inflectional morphology
- derivational morphology
- common affixes in English
|Facchinetti, Roberta||English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students (Edizione 3)||QuiEdit||2016||9788864642314|
|Cruttenden, Alan||Gimson's Pronunciation of English (Edizione 8)||Routledge||2014||978-0-4441-8309-2|
|Plag, Ingo||Word-Formation in English (Edizione 1)||Cambridge University Press||2003||978-0-521-52563-3|
WRITTEN EXAM: 30 items on phonetics, morphology and on the basics of the history of English.
Here follow the most important topics covered by the exam:
- phonetic transcription of a set of words/phrases;
- articulatory description (voicing, place of articulation, manner of articulation) of phonetic symbols;
- assimilation, t-voicing, dark l, clipped syllables, silent letters;
- stressed/unstressed syllables, content words, nucleus placement;
- British English vs American English spelling and pronunciation;
- inflectional morphology;
- derivational morphology;
- prefixes and suffixes.
- key aspects of the history of English.
FOR NON-ATTENDERS: Students who cannot attend the lessons are required to study the reference books quoted online.