English Language 1 [Cognomi M-Z] (2019/2020)

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
Italian
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

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.

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. 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
- introduction to intonation

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.

NOTE: reference textbooks will be updated before the start of the course

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

Assessment methods and criteria

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

The final grade will be constituted by the average of the exam grade and the CLA certification grade.