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FRENCH LINGUISTICS

CODE 55959
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8743 TRADUZIONE E INTERPRETARIATO (LM-94) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/04
    LANGUAGE French
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Stratégies rhétoriques et cadrages discursifs : la métaphore dans la communication de presse

    Rethorical strategies and discourse framing: metaphor in media communication

    This course is a part of the general programme of LM37/38 (this course is in common with LM94), most notably as far as the acquisition of textual analysis skills applied to media discourses is concerned.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    - Identify media language devices, with particular reference to journalistic language
    - Analyse the linguistic dynamics of journalistic texts through the French discourse analysis (AD) tools.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:
    - know and remember the main notions concerning French discourse analysis;

    - know and remember the main notion concerning metaphor theories (most notably concetual metaphor theory and recent developments);

    - identify media discourse textual trends, most notably as far as journalistic discourse is concerned;

    - analyse textual patterns in journalistic discourses using the theoretical framework of French "analyse du discours";

    - identify rethorical and argumentative strategies in texts, most notably as far as the persuasive functions of metaphorical concepts are concerned.

    Students will also have acquired basic skills in corpus analysis.

    Practical exercises: at the end of the courses, students will be able to understand and analyse media texts and discourses in French (C1 level of the Common Framework) , most notably as far as linguistic carachteristics of journalistic and audiovisual discourses are concerned.

     

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students will be able to:
    - know and remember the main notions concerning French discourse analysis;

    - know and remember the main notion concerning metaphor studies;

    - analyse textual patterns in media discourses using the theoretical framework of French "analyse du discours";

    - identify rethorical and argumentative strategies in texts, most notably as far as the persuasive functions of metaphors in texts are concerned.

    Students will also have acquired basic skills in corpus analysis.

    Practical exercises: at the end of the courses, students will be able to understand and analyse media texts and discourses in French (C1 level of the Common Framework) , most notably as far as linguistic carachteristics of journalistic and audiovisual discourses are concerned.

    PREREQUISITES

    C1 level of the Common Framework (for French)

    TEACHING METHODS

    Plenary lessons on Teams, seminars and team working activities. Consolidation activities by Aulaweb.

    The teaching modality (presence or distance learning) will be communicated through Aulaweb on the basis of tghe epidemiological context.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course presents an overview of discourse analysis tools in the framework of media communication. In particular, the course will address journalistic communication in French, with reference to the persuasive and argumentative function of metaphors in texts. The limit between information and vulgarisation will be further explored through the analysis of textual corpora.
    

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Moirand, Sophie, Les discours de la presse quotidienne. Observer, analyser, comprendre, 2007, Paris, PUF (Linguistique nouvelle), 180 p.

    Perelman, Chaïm / Olbrechts-Tyteca, Lucie, Trattato dell’argomentazione. La nuova retorica, Torino, Einaudi, 2001 [1966].

    Semino, Elena, Metaphor in discourse, Cambridge, CUP, 2008.

    PDF notes will be available in the Aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    IInd semester 2021-22.

    The teaching modality (presence or distance learning) will be communicated through Aulaweb on the basis of tghe epidemiological context.

    Class schedule

    FRENCH LINGUISTICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will consist of a dossier of texts analysed by the student, and an oral examination focused on the discourse analysis skills acquired during the course. Rating out of thirty.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam will test the methodological skills acquired in the analysis of media discourse, through the examination of authentic texts. Oral expression skills in French will be tested as well. 

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    05/05/2022 11:00 GENOVA appello fuori corso e laureandi aula H polo didattico
    23/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA scritto prof. Bianchini aule H+I Polo didattico
    23/05/2022 12:30 GENOVA prova orale prof. Nagot studio lettori francesistica
    26/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA esami scritto prof. Nagot aula H+I Polo didattico
    26/05/2022 12:30 GENOVA esame orale prof. Nagot Studio lettori francesistica
    28/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico linguistica francese 20 gennaio aula A Polo 3 febbraio aula F Polo -- 28 giugno aula F Polo 21 luglio aula F -- 15 settembre aula F 29 settembre aula F
    21/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico linguistica francese 20 gennaio aula A Polo 3 febbraio aula F Polo -- 28 giugno aula F Polo 21 luglio aula F -- 15 settembre aula F 29 settembre aula F
    05/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Lettorato II anno LM3738 esame scritto Prof. Bianchini aula H+I polo didattico
    05/09/2022 12:30 GENOVA Lettorato II anno LM3738 esame orale Prof. Nagot studio lettori francesistica
    08/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Lettorato I anno LM3738 esame scritto Prof. Nagot aula H+I polo didattico
    08/09/2022 12:30 GENOVA Lettorato I anno LM3738 esame orale Prof. Bianchini studio lettori francesistica
    15/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico linguistica francese 20 gennaio aula A Polo 3 febbraio aula F Polo -- 28 giugno aula F Polo 21 luglio aula F -- 15 settembre aula F 29 settembre aula F
    29/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico linguistica francese 20 gennaio aula A Polo 3 febbraio aula F Polo -- 28 giugno aula F Polo 21 luglio aula F -- 15 settembre aula F 29 settembre aula F