English II [CInt]
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.
The course aims to introduce students to the varieties of English, and it is divided into two parts. The first part examines Business English and analyzes economic texts, paying particular attention to lexicon and formal structures. The second part investigates American English and discusses its phonological, lexical and syntactical differences both in comparison to British English and within American varieties.
Lippi-Green, Rosina. English with an Accent: Language, Ideology and Discrimination in the United States. Chapters: 1.2 “The Myth of Non-Accent”; 1.3 “The Standard Language Myth”; Part II Introduction “Language Subordination at Work”; 2.8 “Language Ideology in the Workplace and the Judicial System.”
Mencken, H. L. The American Language: An Inquiry into the Developments of English in the United States. 1921. Free access on www.bartebly.com . The chapters will be indicated in class.
Scacchi, Anna, editor. La babele Americana. Roma: Donzelli, 2005.
Wolfram, Walt and Natalie Schilling-Estes. American English: Dialects and Variations. Wiley-Blackwell, 1998. Chapters: 1 “The Reality of Dialects”; 2.1 “Why Do Language Have Dialects? Sociohistorical Explanation”; 4 “Dialects in the United States: Past, Present and Future”; 10.4 “Teaching Standard English”.
A book of your own choice: Muhammad Yunnus, The Banker of the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty (any edition in English); Alan Beattie, False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World, Penguin, 2010. (linguistic analysis and translation)
Further reading material will be furnished during the class.
Suggestion for the grammar textbook: Biber, Douglas, Susan Conrad and Geoffrey Leech, Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, London: Longman, 2002.
Dictionaries: Collins Cobuild English Language Language Dictionary for Advanced Learners, 2nd edition.
Picchi, Fernando. Hoepli Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Inglese-Italiano/Italiano-Inglese. Milano: Hoepli, 2008
Students are invited to check regularly the course webpage for updates.
Two-hour written test in English, including open questions, exercises and analyses.
Students can take the exam only after passing Lingua Inglese 1 (English Language 1) and obtaining the English B2 level Certification by the CLA or equivalent titles.
Students who do not attend class have to study both free-choice books.
Arizona-Sonora Regional Economic Indicator
(pdf, en, 2941 KB, 11/03/11)
(pdf, it, 389 KB, 15/03/11)
(pdf, it, 155 KB, 15/03/11)
Mexican Visitors to Arizona
(pdf, en, 1081 KB, 11/03/11)
(pdf, it, 281 KB, 15/03/11)
(pdf, en, 78 KB, 25/03/11)
The Bracero Program
(pdf, en, 50 KB, 11/03/11)