English language 2 (2020/2021)

Course code
4S002919
Name of lecturers
Anna Zanfei,
Coordinator
Anna Zanfei
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
English
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course aims at developing and consolidating students’ competence in syntax, lexical-semantics, and the analysis of text cohesion and coherence of contemporary English, also paying attention to varieties and textual genres. Students should also acquire a linguistic competence in English at the C1 level (only for the listening and reading comprehension skills) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Syllabus

Prerequisites - In order to access the exam, students need to have successfully passed:
- English C1 computer-based test
- English Language 1
- English Literature and Culture 1

Syllabus:
12 hours module (prof. Zanfei)
1. Cohesion between clauses and between sentences by means of:
- reference, substitution, ellipsis, discourse deixis
- Lexical cohesion
2. The given/new structure of information in a typical sentence
-Meaning relation between two clauses with an explicit connective
-The set of transitions available in English grouped under fixed meaning relations
-Rhetorical insight on expected and unexpected relations

24 hours Module (docente da definire) The syllabus details and other topics ( 24 hours module) will be given by the professor in charge of this module
1. Syntax
- main definitions, sentence analysis
- Words, Word Classes and Phrases
- Clauses and Sentences
-Argumentation
-Syntactic functions

2. Semantics
- main definitions, words and their meaning
- The Structure of the English Lexicon

3. The syllabus details and other topics ( 24 hours module) will be given by the professor in charge of this module

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Fahnestock, Jeanne Rhetorical style the uses of language in persuasion Oxford University Press 2011

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be a test with open and closed questions.