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CODE 65321
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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OVERVIEW

The course addresses complex semantic and pragmatic phenomena of the English language, also contrastively with Italian, in a  range of text types and genres. Such phenomena are analysed to assess how they contribute to meaning construction and how they travel across the cultural divide. 

The course includes a practical module aiming to develop the students' competence at C1 level of CEFR.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The English Language and Translation 3 course continues the theoretical introduction to English language and linguistics (also contrastively with the Italian language) and focuses on semantics and pragmatics with the aim of fostering students’ competence suitable to identify complex translation phenomena. The course includes a practical English language module at the C1 Level of the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to:

  • introduce the complexity of meaning construction in English and its transfer across the language divide;

  • enable students to identify areas of complexity and analyse them with a view to optimal translation;

  • bring students to C1 level of CEFR.

 

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

  • identify areas of semantic and pragmatic complexity in a range of English text types and genres;

  • analyse and interpret complex texts and translate them correctly;

  • communicate in the written and oral modes of the English language at the the C1 level of CEFR.

PREREQUISITES

Attainment of Lingua e Traduzione II (code 61329). 

Competence of English at B2 level and competence of Italian at least at B2 level.

TEACHING METHODS

In-presence lessons.

The linguistics module is made up of weekly lectures: 3 hours a week over 12 weeks in the second semester.

The practical module is made up of weekly classes in the second semester.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

English Language III is divided into two parts: a one-semester Linguistics Module ("modulo teorico"), which is  described in more detail below, and a practical module ("modulo pratico"). 

Each component ("modulo teorico" and "modulo pratico") is assessed separately at the end of the second semester. 

The Linguistics Module ("modulo teorico") is an introduction to English semantics, pragmatics and text linguistics from a translation perspective, also contrastively with Italian.

The practical language module ("modulo pratico") aims to bring students to C1 level. 

 

 

The course aims to:

  • introduce the complexity of meaning construction in English and its transfer across the language divide;

  • enable students to identify areas of complexity and analyse them with a view to optimal translation;

  • bring students to C1 level of CEFR.

 

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

  • identify areas of semantic and pragmatic complexity in a range of English text types and genres;

  • analyse and interpret complex texts and translate them correctly;

  • communicate in the written and oral modes of the English language at the the C1 level of CEFR.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Murphy, Lynn. 2010. Lexical Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (capitoli 1; 2; § 3.4;  § 5.4.2;  6;  7).

Birner, Betty. 2021. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jones, Daniel. 2011. Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (edited by Peter Roach, Jane Setter and John Esling),  (18th ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Further material will be available on Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANNALISA BAICCHI (President)

ILARIA RIZZATO

CRISTIANO BROCCIAS (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

February 2024.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper, which includes open questions and exercises, at the end of the second semester. 

The practical module is assessed through a written test and an interview at the end of the second semester. 

 

 

Calendario esami

sessione estiva: 

Date Time Location Type Note
25.05.2023 9-13.30 GENOVA scritto aula L (Polo)
07.06.2023 12 GENOVA compitino (MT) aula 15 (AdP)
13.06.2023 8.30 GENOVA interpreting aula D (Polo) o online
27.06.2023 13 GENOVA compitino (MT) aula 15 (AdP)

 

sessione autunnale:

Date Time Location Type Note
07.09.2023 9.13.30 GENOVA scritto aula C (Polo)
13.09.2023 12 GENOVA compitino (MT) aula 15 (AdP)
15.09.2023 8.30 GENOVA interpreting aula D (Polo) o online
28.09.2023 13 GENOVA compitino (MT) aula 15 (AdP)
29.09.2023 8.30 GENOVA interpreting aula D (Polo) o online

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The linguistics module is assessed through a written paper. There are two sittings in each of the three exam sessions. Students can choose only one sitting per session and cannot repeat a failed exam in the same session. 

The practical module is assessed through a written test and an interview. There are two sittings in the summer and autumn sessions and one sitting in the winter session. When a session has two sittings, students can choose only one sitting per session and cannot repeat a failed exam in the same session.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
23/01/2024 08:30 GENOVA Scritto aula D (Polo)
24/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto aula D (Polo)
01/02/2024 11:00 GENOVA Compitino aula 15 (AdP)
13/02/2024 08:30 GENOVA Scritto aula D (Polo)
15/02/2024 12:00 GENOVA Compitino aula 15 (AdP)

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance is strongly recommended.

 

Special needs students should contact Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it).

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