This class aims at developing and consolidating students’ competence in the phonological and morphological aspects of contemporary English, also paying attention to their evolution over time.
Students should also acquire a linguistic competence in English at a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Introduction to English Linguistics: Focus on Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology
1. HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF ENGLISH WORDS
2. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- The International Phonetic Alphabet
- speech organs
- vowels and consonants
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- intonation and prosody
- functional and lexical words
- word formation processes:
Roach, Peter (2013) "English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course", Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. (4th edition)
Facchinetti, Roberta (2016) "English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students" (3rd ed.), Verona: Quiedit.
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan (2010) "An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence" (3rd ed.), Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan.
Plag, Ingo (2003) "Word-Formation in English". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Svartvik, Jan and Geoffrey Leech (2006) "English. One Tongue, Many Voices", London, Palgrave Macmillan.
Additional bibliographic references especially for non-attending students will be indicated before the beginning of the course. Class presentations will be made available on-line during the course.
|Svartvik Jan, Leech Geoffrey||English: One Tongue, Many Voices (Edizione 2)||Palgrave||2006||1-4039-1830-9|
|Facchinetti, Roberta||English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First-year University Students||QuiEdit||2013||8864642315|
|Roach Peter||English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course (with audio CDs) (Edizione 4)||Cambridge University Press||2013||9780521717403|
|Plag, Ingo||Word-Formation in English||Cambridge University Press||2003||0521525632|
Written exam with questions and exercises. The exam lasts 2 hours.
Students may sit for the exam, starting from the first summer session (June-July). The final mark is comprehensive of the CLA Certification and will be registered after completing the various parts of the exam.
Prerequisites: English B2 level.
Final Remarks: students are recommended to check the course homepage regularly for an updated version of the program.