|Wednesday||11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.7|
|Thursday||2:30 PM - 4:00 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall T.8|
This course is aimed at illustrating the development and diversification of the English language in English varieties. It is also intended to shed light on the factors that determined the emergence of Englishes and to give insights into linguistic, cultural and ideological issues related to the diverse uses of Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca in the world.
“English varieties and the spread of English around the globe”.
The course is structured in 2 modules (module 1: Paola Vettorel; module 2: Marta Degani)
The modules will deal with the following topics:
- English as a global language
- Models of categorization
- Standard language ideologies
-Attitudes to language change
-English as a Lingua Franca
-Implications for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Terminological issues concerning the study of varieties of English
-The development of Englishes: focus on language contact
-Types of variation across Englishes
-English-based pidgins and creoles
-English in the US
-English in the Southern Hemisphere (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
-Emerging Englishes (South East Asia)
- Challenges of Intercultural Communication
Jenkins, Jennifer. 2014 (3rd edition). Global Englishes. London: Routledge.
Schneider, Edgar. 2013. English Around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Additional Readings (for consultation):
Crystal, David. 2003 (2nd edition). English as a Global Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Saraceni, Mario. 2015. World Englishes. A Critical Analysis. London/New York: Bloomsbury.
Further information on relevant literature will be provided at the beginning of the course.
The course will be held in English.
Pre-requisite: C2 level