Varieties of English (2018/2019)

Course code
4S002972
Name of lecturer
Paola Vettorel
Coordinator
Paola Vettorel
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

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.

Basic Readings:
Jenkins, Jennifer. 2015. (3rd edition). Global Englishes. London: Routledge.
Schneider, Edgar. 2013. English Around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Additional Readings:
Galloway N., Heath R. 2015. Introducing Global Englishes. London: Routledge.
Saraceni, Mario. 2015. World Englishes. A Critical Analysis. London/New York: Bloomsbury.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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

Assessment methods and criteria

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
language use

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)

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018