This class aims at developing and consolidating students’ competence in the pho-nological 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.
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.
NOTE: reference textbooks will be updated before the start of the course
|Facchinetti, Roberta||English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students (Edizione 3)||QuiEdit||2016||9788864642314|
The exam, which will last 60 minutes, will include theoretical questions and practical exercises on the topics covered in class.
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