This course 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 phonetics, phonology and morphology”
1. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- written language and spoken language
- grapheme, phone, phoneme, allophone
- International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
- phonetic transcriptions
- speech organs
- vowel sounds and consonant sounds
- voiced sounds and voiceless sounds
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- stress, rhythm, intonation
- words: grammatical classes
- content words and function words
- morphemes and allomorphs
Facchinetti, Roberta (2020) "English Phonetics and Morphology. A Reader for First Year University Students" (3rd ed.), Verona: Quiedit.
Kuiper, Koenraad and W. Scott Allan (2016) "An Introduction to English Language: Word, Sound and Sentence" (4th ed.), Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan.
Cruttenden, Alan (2014) "Gimson's Pronunciation of English". London: Routledge.
Plag, Ingo (2003) "Word-Formation in English". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The course will consist of a blended learning approach which combines face to dace classroom lectures with classroom discussion and the use of digital tools; the students are encouraged to participate actively in the discussions.
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Pre-requisite: B2 language certificate (Council of Europe). This can be obtained from the Language Centre (CLA) or from a number of certified language institutes (see student guide).
Aims: the exam aims at evaluating:
- the knowledge and understanding of the topics in the syllabus
- the ability to make linguistic analyses
- the development of metalinguistic awareness
Contents: students will be examined on the range of topics listed in the syllabus
Assessment: a written exam consisting of open questions, multiple choice questions, phonetic transcriptions and exercises. The exam lasts 1 hour.
Evaluation: the final mark (out of 30)is a combination of the written exam (50%) and the mark of the B2 language certificate (50%)
Final note: the contents of the exam are the same for attending and non-attending students. All students will be tested for the same skills.