ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS II

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

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

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2019
SPRING SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
642LESSONS
Objectives
TO HELP STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH DEVELOPING UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE (LEVEL B1/B2 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES DESIGNED BY THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE).
TO OFFER STUDENTS THE TOOLS OF PRAGMATICS, SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND DISCOURSE ANALYSIS FOR A CRITICAL APPROACH TO LANGUAGE, ISSUES AND SPECIALIZED TEXTS, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEDIA AND POLITICAL LANGUAGE.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

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

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

Prerequisites
THE MODULE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I IS INTRODUCTORY.
Contents
LESSONS WILL DEAL WITH PRAGMATICS AND MEDIA DISCOURSE, WITH PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE NOTION OF FREE PRESS, NEWSWORTHINESS, TRANSITIVITY, MEDIA VOICES AND FAKE NEWS (20H).
SPECIALIZED SEMINARS WILL DEAL WITH SOCIOLINGUISTIC, POLITICAL AND GEOPOLITICAL CURRENT ISSUES, WITH REFERENCE TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO MEDIA DISCOURSE (22H)
WRITING AND TEAMWORK ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES, TUTORIALS, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS.
Verification of learning
- A WRITTEN EXAM (TIME ALLOWED: 1 HOUR AND 15 MINUTES) INCLUDING READING COMPREHENSION AND TEXT PRODUCTION.
- 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 15 POINTS OUT OF 25 IN THE WRITTEN EXAM.
THE FINAL MARK IS EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS.
Texts
REFERENCE TEXT
- JOHN CUTTING & KENNETH FORDYCE, PRAGMATICS. A RESOURCE BOOK FOR STUDENTS (FOURTH EDITION), ROUTLEDGE, LONDON AND NEW YORK, 2021.
- THE SLIDES OF THE LESSONS, OTHER MATERIALS AND THE TEXTS OF THE SEMINARS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB PAGE:
HTTPS://DOCENTI.UNISA.IT/005823/RISORSE?CATEGORIA=335&RISORSA=438
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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