History of the English language (2016/2017)

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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 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

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

The lessons will focus on the following tocpis

1) early studies on language

2) history of English
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English

3) History and development of newspaper language
- the early steps of journalistic writing in the 17th century
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English (online and offline journalism)
- multimodal/multisemiotic journalism

REFERENCES
MUGGLESTONE, Lynda (2013) The Oxford History of English, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Facchinetti, Roberta Dizionario Giornalistico Italiano-Inglese (Edizione 1) Giappichelli 2015 9788834858844
Facchinetti Roberta, Nicholas Brownlees, Birte Bös, Udo Fries News as Changing Texts: Corpora, Methodologies and Analysis (Edizione 2) Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015 978-1-4438-8036-7
Mugglestone, Lynda (ed.) The Oxford History of English (Edizione 2) Oxford University Press 2012 9780199660162

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the following topics:

1) early studies on language

2) history of English
- Mediterraneans, Celts and Romans
- Anglo-Saxons and Old English
- Vikings and Normans
- Middle English
- Standardization of written English
- Standardization of spoken English

3) History and development of newspaper language
- the early steps of journalistic writing in the 17th century
- Newswriting in the 18th, 19th, and 20th century in Anglophone countries
- Present-day newswriting in English (online and offline journalism)
- multimodal/multisemiotic journalism.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017