ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I

Diplomatic, International and Global Security Studies ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I

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DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT & INNOVATION SYSTEMS
EQF6
DIPLOMATIC, INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY STUDIES
2022/2023



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
TO HELP STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH DEVELOPING INTERMEDIATE LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE (LEVEL A2/B1 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES DESIGNED BY THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE).
TO OFFER STUDENTS APPROACHES AND STRATEGIES STRICTLY RELATED TO EDUCATIONAL AND SEMI-SPECIALIZED ISSUES AND TEXTS.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND USE SELF-CONFIDENTLY EVERYDAY EXPRESSIONS AND SEMI-SPECIALIZED TERMS RELATED TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES.

2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND EDUCATIONAL AND SEMI-SPECIALIZED TEXTS ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND SPECIALIZED ENGLISH LANGUAGES.

Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
- THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE (2H LESSON)
- PHONETIC, MORPHOLOGICAL (WORD FORMATION PROCESSES), LEXICAL, SYNTACTIC, SEMANTIC, PRAGMATIC (SPEECH ACT THEORY) AND SOCIOLINGUISTIC (LANGUAGE VARIETIES, REGISTERS AND STYLES) FEATURES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (10H LESSON)
- LANGUAGE AS CULTURAL MEDIATION OF TEXTUAL AND EXTRA-TEXTUAL MEANINGS. COMPREHENSION OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (6H LESSON)
- THE READING PROCESS AS A DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN READER, TEXT AND REFERENCE CULTURE (2H LESSON)
- READING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES. TEXTUAL CONVENTIONS, RHETORICAL STRUCTURE OF TEXTS AND TEXT TYPES (2H LESSON)
- SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS (20H)
Teaching Methods
LECTURES, TUTORIALS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Verification of learning
- A WRITTEN EXAM (TIME ALLOWED: 1 HOUR) TO BE TAKEN ON A COMPUTER AND INCLUDING MULTIPLE CHOICE EXERCISES, READING COMPREHENSION, TEXT COMPLETION AND TRANSFORMATION.
- AN ORAL EXAM (TIME ALLOWED: 15-20 MINUTES) CONSISTING IN A GENERAL CONVERSATION IN ENGLISH AND IN THE DISCUSSION OF THE COURSE CONTENTS (LECTURES AND SEMINARS).
TO BE ADMITTED TO THE ORAL EXAM IT IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN AT LEAST 60 POINTS OUT OF 100 IN THE WRITTEN TEST.
THE FINAL MARK IS EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS.
Texts
REFERENCE TEXTS:
- JOHN CUTTING & KENNETH FORDYCE, PRAGMATICS. A RESOURCE BOOK FOR STUDENTS (FOURTH EDITION), ROUTLEDGE, LONDON AND NEW YORK, 2021.
- RAYMOND MURPHY, ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
- SLIDES OF THE LECTURES AND TEXTS OF THE SEMINARS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITE: HTTPS://DOCENTI.UNISA.IT/005823/RISORSE?CATEGORIA=335&RISORSA=437
More Information
THOUGH NOT COMPULSORY, ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE DEDICATED SECTION ON THE LECTURER’S WEB PAGE. THE LECTURER CAN BE CONTACTED AT THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL ADDRESS: PATTOLINO@UNISA.IT
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