Varietà della Lingua Inglese 2: turismo e commercio (2020/2021)

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Anna Zanfei
Anna Zanfei
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II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to deepen the understanding of the terminology of the English for marketing and relational marketing in the international context and for international tourism through the analysis of texts related to the aspects of the digital discourse for an international audience. At the end of the course students will demonstrate the ability to write in English about the topics and the exemplifications discussed during the course. Prerequisite: Varieties of English.


- English for Specific Purposes and the variety of English for commerce and Tourism
- Corpus linguistics for the terminology of commerce and tourism
- Semantic relations in e-commerce terminology
- Rhetorical relations and text types
- English for international tourism in websites, brocures and the English press
- English for commerce in websites and in the English press (The Economist)
- Discourse and commerce: Fair trade, Greenspeak, Netspeak and Sustainability.
- Discourse and Tourism: Hospitality, Tradition, Heritage, Offer Diversification
- Figurative language and multimodality
Further bibliographical references and the authentic texts analysed during the course will be available at the e-learning website dedicated to this course

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
De Beaugrande, Robert and Wofgang U. Dressler Introduction to Text Linguistics Longman 1981 0-582-55485-3
Halliday, Teubert, Yallop Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics Continuum 2004 0826448623
Cope Bill, Kalantzis Mary Making Sense. Reference, agency, and structure in a grammar of multimodal meaning Cambridge University Press 2020

Assessment methods and criteria

In the final exam students will write a guided essay about the topics of the syllabus and will also analyze a text making clear reference to the analytical tools of the syllabus and the bibliography discussed during the course