|Tuesday||4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall S.11|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM - 10:00 AM||lesson||Lecture Hall S.11|
This course is aimed to introduce students to topics related to the global spread of the English language and its diversification, with specific reference to World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).
During the course we will discuss reasons and consequences related to the development and spread of English at a global level. During the course we will examine concepts related to language variation in World English and ELF (Standard language ideology, native / non-native speakers of English, L2 users), as well as models of categorization for the spread of English. Exemplifications will be illustrated both for World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca.
Crystal, David. 2003. English as a Global Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jenkins J. 2009 (2nd edition). World Englishes. London: Routledge.
Schneider E.W. 2011. English around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Seargeant P. 2012. Exploring World Englishes. London: Routledge
Graddol D. 2006. English Next. London: The British Council.
Hewings A., Tagg C. 2012. The Politics of English. Conflict, Competition, Co-Existence. London: Routledge (capp. 1, 6, 8).
Melchers G., Shaw P. 2003. World Englishes. London: Hodder Education
Schneider, Edgar W. 2007. Postcolonial English. Varieties around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Seargeant, P., Swann J. 2012. English in the World: History, Diversity, Change. London: Routledge.
Seidlhofer B. 2011. Understanding English as a Lingua Franca. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Svartvik J., Leech G. 2006. English. One Tongue, Many Voices. Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Trudgill P., Hannah J. 2002. International English. A Guide to the Varieties of Standard English. London: Arnold.
Additional bibliographic references will be indicated during the course.
Note: the course will be held in English.
The exam will be oral, in English. Possible topics to be investigated at an individual level will be discussed during the course.
Required Linguistic Competence
Level 5 ALTE, C2 Council of Europe
Certification of linguistic competence is provided by the CLA (University Language Centre) or by other certified institutions, as specified in the Student’s Guide (“Guida dello studente”).