Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
II semestre dal Feb 22, 2016 al May 31, 2016.
The course aims at focusing on the main principles of pragmatics, with specific reference to speech acts, and the leading role that it plays in authentic communicative exchanges as well as in audiovisual language. Theoretical framework will be supported by single cases taken from written and oral passages. Extracts from audiovisual products, both original and in their dubbed version, will be analysed from a pragmatic point of view.
The course will explore the following aspects:
- Introduction to the concept of pragmatics
- Intercultural pragmatics
- English varieties
- Socio-cultural and situational context
- Cooperative principle
- Speech acts
- Audiovisual language
- Audiovisual translation
Essential bibliography (in progress):
The present list will be constantly updated. The final version will be available at the end of the course.
Asher, Nicholas, and Alex Lascarides. 2001. “Indirect Speech Acts”. Synthese Vol. 128, No. 1/2, pp. 183-228.
Bonsignori, Veronica, Bruti Silvia. 2015. “Conversational Routines across Languages: The Case of Greetings and Leave-takings in Original and Dubbed Films” in Jorge Díaz Cintas and Josélia Neves (eds.) Audiovisual Translation. Taking Stock. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, pp. 28-45.
Bruti, Silvia. 2005. “Translating compliments and insults in the Pavia Corpus of film dialogue: two slides of the same coin?” in Maria Freddi and Maria Pavesi (eds.) Analysing Audiovisual Dialogue. Linguistic and Translational Insights. Bologna: CLUEB, pp. 143-164.
Corrizzato, Sara. 2015. Spike Lee’s Bamboozled. A contrastive analysis of compliments and insults from English to Italian. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
Eisenstein, Miriam, Bodman Joan. 1993. “Expressing gratitude in American English” in Gabriele Kasper and Shoshana Blum-Kulka (eds.) Interlanguage pragmatics. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 64-81.
Jucker, Andreas H. 2009. “Speech act research between armchair, field and laboratory: The case of compliments”. Journal of Pragmatics 41(8), pp. 1611-1635.
Manes, Joan, Wolfson Nessa. 1981. “The compliment formula” in Florian Coulmas (ed.) Conversational routine. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 115-132.
Mey, Jacob L. 2000. When voices clash. A study in literary pragmatics. Berlin/New York: Mouton (ch. 8, 9, 10).
Mey, Jacob L. 2001. Pragmatics. An Introduction. Malden: Blackwell (ch. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
Trosborg, Anna. 1994. Interlanguage Pragmatics: Requests, Complaints, and Apologies. Berlin/New York: Mounton (ch. 8, 12, 14).
Information about Apologies – Complaints - Compliments/Responses – Refusals – Requests – Thanks at http://www.carla.umn.edu/speechacts/descriptions.html
Course slides (uploaded on the e-learning platform)
Additional material will be provided during class.
Pre-requisite: C1 level