English Language 1 [Cognomi A-E] (2019/2020)

Course code
4S002896
Name of lecturer
Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
Coordinator
Maria Ivana Lorenzetti
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 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

Introduction to English Linguistics: Focus on Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology

Syllabus

1. HISTORICAL ORIGIN OF ENGLISH WORDS

2. PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
- The International Phonetic Alphabet
- speech organs
- vowels and consonants
- voicing
- place of articulation
- manner of articulation
- intonation and prosody

3. MORPHOLOGY
- functional and lexical words
- morphemes
- affixes
- word formation processes:
- inflection
- derivation
- compounding

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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

Assessment methods and criteria

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.