History of the English language (2015/2016)

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Course code
4S002984
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 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.

Lesson timetable

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.
Multimodal/multisemiotic journalism will also be illustrated.

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 (2015) Dizionario Giornalistico Italiano-Inglese. Torino: Giappichelli.

FACCHINETTI Roberta, Nicholas BROWNLEES, Birte BÖS, Udo. FRIES (2015) (2nd ed.) News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016