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)
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.
Facchinetti, Roberta (2020). Introduction to English Phonetics and Morphology, Verona, QuiEdit.
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||2016||1137550228|
|Roach Peter||English Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course (with audio CDs) (Edizione 4)||Cambridge University Press||2013||9780521717403|
|Facchinetti Roberta||Introduction to English Phonetics and Morphology||QuiEdit||2020||9788864645506|
|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.