History of the English language (2021/2022)

Course code
4S002984
Credits
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LINGUA E TRADUZIONE - LINGUA INGLESE

Learning outcomes

The course aims at leading the students to know in detail: (1) the history of the English language; attention will also be dedicated to the linguistic analysis of texts belonging to Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English; (2) the history of journalistic writing in anglophone countries, from its origins to the present day. At the end of the course the students will be able to (1) read and understand texts from the different historical periods of the English language (Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English) and (2) identify the linguistic and structural specificities of journalistic writing from its origins to the present day.