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
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
- lexical words and functional words
- 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.
|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)|
The exam, which will last 60 minutes, will include theoretical questions and practical exercises on the topics covered in class.