The course is aimed at illustrating the development and diversification of the English language in its varieties. It is also aimed at shedding light on the factors that have determined the emergence of Englishes in their plurality and at providing insights into linguistic, cultural and ideological issues related to the diverse contexts and uses of Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in the world.
Language competence in English to be acquired: C2 level - Common European Framework of Reference for languages.
The course will be delivered in English, and will deal with the following topics:
- English as a global language
- Models of categorization
- ‘new’ and ‘New’ Englishes; English-based pidgins and creoles
- English in Europe and East Asia – emerging Englishes
- Types of variation across Englishes – language variation and language contact
- Standard language ideologies
- English as a Lingua Franca
- Business English as a Lingua Franca
- Challenges of Intercultural Communication and ELF
- Implications for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
The course will be delivered through lessons; students will be asked to carry out reflection activities related to the topics in the syllabus, also in the e-learning dedicated space.
Jenkins, Jennifer. 2015. (3rd edition). Global Englishes. London: Routledge.
Schneider, Edgar. 2013. English Around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Galloway N., Heath R. 2015. Introducing Global Englishes. London: Routledge.
Saraceni, Mario. 2015. World Englishes. A Critical Analysis. London/New York: Bloomsbury.
|Schneider E.||English Around the World||Cambridge University Press||2011|
|Jenkins J||Global Englishes (Edizione 3)||Routledge||2014|
|Galloway, N. and Rose, H.||Introducing Global English||Routledge||2015||978-0-415-83531-2|
|Saraceni M.||World Englishes. A Critical Analysis||Bloomsbury||2015|
Contents of the exam: students will be examined on the topics listed in the syllabus.
Type of exam and exam objectives: The exam is oral, and aims at evaluating students’:
knowledge of the topics included in the programme
critical understanding of the issues examined during the course
ability to contextualize and apply this knowledge and understanding to examples of
Evaluation: The final mark (/out of 30) will derive from the evaluation of the course contents (50%) and the CLA C2 language mark (50%).
The Centro Linguistico di Ateneo certificates of language proficiency, as well as the ones by MIUR-accredited certification bodies; the language competence C2 CEFR level (3 CFU) is a pre-requisite for the exam (6 CFU).
Attendance: The contents of the exam are the same for attending and non-attending students. All students will be tested for the same skills (see exam objectives)