Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
II semestre dal Feb 21, 2011 al May 28, 2011.
The course aims at providing basic notions of English syntax, semantics and pragmatics, so as to introduce students to text and discourse analysis. The course will also include a monographic section about common linguistic and communicative strategies at play in magazine writing.
The course will address the following topics:
b) introduction to the semantics of word and sentence; speech acts
c) introduction to pragmatics
d) introduction to discourse analysis
e) analysis of linguistic and communicative strategies at play in magazine writing.
Bibliography – general section
Crystal, David (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Second edition. Cambridge: CUP. [ch. 11, 15, 16, 19]
Kuiper, Koenraad, and W. Scott Allan (2004). An Introduction to English Language. Second edition. New York: Palgrave. [part three]
Leech, Geoffrey (1983). Principles of Pragmatics. New York: Longman.
Salkie, Raphael (1995). Text and Discourse Analysis. London: Routledge.
Bibliography – monographic section
Belladelli, Anna (2011). Slangxploitation. Verona: ombre corte.
McKay, Jenny (2006). The Magazine Handbook. London: Routledge. [selected chapters]
Van Dijk, Teun (2006). “Discourse and manipulation”. Discourse & Society, May 2006; vol. 17, 3: pp. 359-383.
Further material will be provided during the course.
Attending and non-attending students are required to take a written test.
Language proficiency requirements
A B2 language certificate is required. The certificate can be obtained either from the CLA (Centro Linguistico di Ateneo) or from other authorized testing centers, as described in the Students’ handbook.