English language 2
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 14, 2022 al May 28, 2022.
This course aims at developing and consolidating students’ competence in syntax, lexical-semantics of contemporary English.
Students should also acquire a linguistic competence in English at the C1 level (only for the listening and reading comprehension skills) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The programme will explore the following aspects:
Module 1 (Dott.ssa Corrizzato)
Main definitions, sentence analysis
Words, Word Classes and Phrases
Clauses and Sentences
Module 2 (Prof. Zanfei)
Systemic approach and structuralist semantics
Relational semantics and sense relations: hyponymy, meronymy, synonymy, oppositeness, antinomy, multiple opposites, gradable/non gradable, subclasses
Lexical ambiguity, polysemy,
homonymy, homophony, homography
Semantic context: collocation (neo-structuralism),
connotation, figurative senses
cognitive semantics: prototypicality
The present list will be constantly updated. The final version will be available at the end of the course. Materials used during the lessons (slides) will be made available on the Moodle Platform.
The contents of the exam are the same for attending and non-attending students.
Students who are not able to attend lessons are invited to contact the instructor to obtain the password to access the Moodle area.
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Open and closed questions on the topics of the course.
The written test will include a number of questions focusing on the topics covered during the course: multiple choice questions and open-ended questions will be included. The former will evaluate students’ theoretical knowledge; the latter will evaluate students’ ability to apply their knowledge in the analysis of texts.
During the last class students will have the opportunity to perform a mock exam.
The final grade of the exam will be the average of the grade of the written exam and the grade obtained in the CLA computer test. The latter will be converted into /30 according to the CLA conversion table. Students who have obtained external language certificates should obtain and equivalence certificate from the CLA before the date of the exam.
Prerequisites - In order to access the exam, students need to have passed:
- English C1 computer-based test
- English Language 1
- English Literature and Culture 1