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ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

CODE 55960
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8743 TRADUZIONE E INTERPRETARIATO (LM-94) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    This course looks at the linguistic analysis of point of view in the English language.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    To become familiar with the basic principles of stylistics and pragmatics; to become familiar with the linguistic analysis model devised by Paul Simpson; to provide a stylistic analysis of a number of text types, with an enphasis on the linguistic expression of point of view; to apply the analytic skills acquired during the course to text analysis preliminary to translation.

    TEACHING METHODS

    This course is made up of 36 hours (3 hours over 12 weeks).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course provides an overview of the major concepts central to the expression of point of view in English (such as modality, transitivity, deixis, etc.) and an application of the theoretical issues raised to the linguistic and stylistic analysis of a variety of text types. Active participation on the part of students is required.

    The programme for non-attending students is the same as the one for students who attend the course regularly.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Simpson P. (1993) Language, Ideology and Point of View, London, Routledge
    Hunston S., Thompson G. (1999) Evaluation in Text, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press: Ch. 1-2-4-7

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ILARIA RIZZATO (President)

    ANNALISA BAICCHI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester

    Class schedule

    ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Written exam lasting 90 minutes.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The exam, lasting 90 minutes, is held in English and consists in the analysis of a short passage. The analysis must demonstrate that the student is able to practically apply the notions learnt during the course to text interpretation.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    It is strongly recommended to enrol on the course on Aulaweb as soon as possible.

    Students with disabilities and other special needs should get in touch with the teachers during the first lectures so that teaching and assessment methods may be arranged that take into account individual learning styles and provide appropriate support in line with the course objectives.