History of the English Language LM (2013/2014)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S02858
Name of lecturer
Roberta Facchinetti
Coordinator
Roberta Facchinetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 24, 2014 al May 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10 from Mar 10, 2014  to May 31, 2014
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.10 from Mar 10, 2014  to May 31, 2014

Learning outcomes

The course aims at illustrating

(1) the main steps of the history of the English language
(2) the history of news-writing in Anglophone countries – from its early beginning to the present time of unmediated journalism.

Syllabus

- Early studies on language
- history of English
- before the Anglo-Saxons
- Old English
- Middle English
- Modern English
- History and development of newspaper language
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English

REFERENCES
FACCHINETTI Roberta, Nicholas BROWNLEES, Birte BÖS, Udo. FRIES (2012) News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

MUGGLESTONE Lynda (2006/2012) The Oxford History of English, updated edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam