English Language 1 (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002896
Name of lecturer
Sharon Hartle
Coordinator
Sharon Hartle
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
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 phonological 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

“Introduction to English phonetics, phonology and morphology”

1. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- written language and spoken language
- grapheme, phone, phoneme, allophone
- International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
- phonetic transcriptions
- speech organs
- vowel sounds and consonant sounds
- voiced sounds and voiceless sounds
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- syllable
- stress, rhythm, intonation

2. MORPHOLOGY
- words: grammatical classes
- content words and function words
- morphemes and allomorphs
- affixation
- inflection
- derivation
- compounding

Basic readings
Facchinetti, Roberta (2016) "English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students" (3rd ed.), Verona: Quiedit.

Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan (2016) "An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence" (4th ed.), Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan.

Additional readings
Cruttenden, Alan (2014) "Gimson's Pronunciation of English". London: Routledge.
Plag, Ingo (2003) "Word-Formation in English". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Teaching Methodology
The course will consist of a blended learning approach which combines face to dace classroom lectures with classroom discussion and the use of digital tools; the students are encouraged to participate actively in the discussions.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence (Edizione 4) Palgrave Macmillan 2016 978-0-230-20801-8
Facchinetti, Roberta English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students (Edizione 3) QuiEdit 2016 9788864642314

Assessment methods and criteria

Pre-requisite: B2 language certificate (Council of Europe). This can be obtained from the Language Centre (CLA) or from a number of certified language institutes (see student guide).

Aims: the exam aims at evaluating:
- the knowledge and understanding of the topics in the syllabus
- the ability to make linguistic analyses
- the development of metalinguistic awareness
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Contents: students will be examined on the range of topics listed in the syllabus

Assessment: a written exam consisting of open questions, multiple choice questions, phonetic transcriptions and exercises. The exam lasts 1 hour.

Evaluation: the final mark (/out of 30)is a combination of the written exam (50%) and the mark of the B2 language certificate (50%)

Final note: the contents of the exam are the same for attending and non-attending students. All students will be tested for the same skills.