English language 2 [Tur] (2018/2019)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Anna Zanfei
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to enable students to develop and consolidate the understanding of the syntactic, semantic aspects of, and cohesion in, contemporary English, with a special attention to the varieties of tourism texts.

C1 level (listening comprehension and reading comprehension) is a prerequisite for the course



- word classes,
classi di parole lessicali e grammaticali
- Phrase structures and their visual representation
la struttura sintagmatica e la sua rappresentazione visiva
- Clauses and Sentences (Simple and Complex): form and function relationships
clausole e frasi (semplici e complesse): relazioni tra forma e funzione
- Coordinated structures and functions
strutture e funzioni coordinate

Lexical Semantics/semantica lessicale:
- introduction to lexical meaning
introduzione al significato lessicale
- multiple meaning: homonymy, polysemy,
molteplicità di significati: omonimia e polisemia
- homophony and homography
omofonia e omografia
- sense relations: synonyms, hyponyms, meronyms, antonyms, other forms of opposites
relazioni di senso: sinonimi, iponimi, meronimi, antinomy e altri opposti
- la semantica dell'aspetto e del tempo del verbo
- the semantics of tense and aspects
- semantic contexts: collocations and their semantic and pragmatic context
contesti semantici: collocazioni nel contesto pragmatico e semantico
- figurative language
- il linguaggio figurato

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott, Allan An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence Palgrave Macmillan 2014 9780230208018 CHAPTER 7
Jeffries, Lesley Discovering Language. The Structure of Modern English Palgrave 2006 CHAPTER 5
Cruse Alan Meaning in Language. An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics (Edizione 3) Oxford University Press 2010 9780199559466
Tannen, Deborah The Handbook of Discourse Analysis Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2008 CHAPTER 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Prerequisites for the access to the final exam:
English Language 1;
English C1 level;
English Literature 1.

The final exam (June/July 2019, September 2019, February 2020) is a written test with exercises referred to topics of the syllabus as for example:
- phrases and their structures.
- clauses, sentences and their syntactic functions
- lexical semantics and sense relations
- collocations and their context.
- cohesion.