English Language 1 [Cognomi M-Z] (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002896
Name of lecturer
Valeria Franceschi
Coordinator
Valeria Franceschi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This class aims at developing and consol-idating students’ competence in the pho-nological and morphological aspects of contemporary English, also paying atten-tion to their evolution over time.
Students should also acquire a linguistic competence in English at a B2 level ac-cording to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Syllabus

Prerequisites: in order to sit the exam, students need to be in possession of a linguistic certification attesting a B2 level, issued by CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) or other institutions recognized by CLA. In the latter case, a CLA certificate will be issued for internal use.

1.HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
- Old English
- Middle English
- Early Modern English
- Modern English and its main varieties

2. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet), phonemic and phonetic transcription
- phonatory organs
- phone and phoneme
- consonants and vowels
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- stress

3. MORPHOLOGY
- lexical words and functional words
- morpheme
- word-formation
- inflection
- derivation
- compounding
- clipping
- back-formation
- class conversion

Lesson slides will be available for download on the Moodle platform. Students who are unable to attend classes should contact the instructor to obtain the access password.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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 Chapters 8, 9. Chapter 10 (248-252; 253-55; 256-259; 265-266) Chapter 11 (271-277) Chapter 12 (312-313; 314-317)
Plag, Ingo Word-Formation in English Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2003 Chapters 1; 4 (4.1, 4.4 and subparagraphs, 4.5); 6 (6.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3, 6.3.1)

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam, which will last 60 minutes, will include theoretical questions and practical exercises on the topics covered in class.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018