ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I

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DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE POLITICHE, SOCIALI E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
POLITICAL AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS SCIENCE
2013/2014



YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
PRIMO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
Objectives
1. TO HELP LEARNERS TO IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH DEVELOPING INTERMEDIATE LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE (AT LEAST LEVEL A2 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES DESIGNED BY THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE).
2. TO OFFER STUDENTS APPROACHES AND STRATEGIES STRICTLY RELATED TO EDUCATIONAL AND SEMI-SPECIALIZED ISSUES AND TEXTS.

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

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

MAKING JUDGMENTS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COLLECT AND UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE INFORMATION IN ORDER TO EXPRESS THEIR OWN OPINIONS.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION, IDEAS, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN A SIMPLE AND CLEAR WAY.

LEARNING SKILLS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERTAKE AUTONOMOUSLY A FURTHER LEVEL OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES.


Prerequisites
NONE
Contents
THE NATURE OF LANGUAGE. PHONETIC, MORPHOLOGICAL (WORD FORMATION PROCESSES), LEXICAL, SYNTACTIC, SEMANTIC, PRAGMATIC (SPEECH ACT THEORY) AND SOCIOLINGUISTIC (LANGUAGE VARIETIES, REGISTERS AND STYLES) FEATURES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
LANGUAGE AS CULTURAL MEDIATION OF TEXTUAL AND EXTRA-TEXTUAL MEANINGS. COMPREHENSION OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES. THE READING PROCESS AS A DYNAMIC INTERACTION BETWEEN READER, TEXT AND REFERENCE CULTURE. READING STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES. TEXTUAL CONVENTIONS, RHETORICAL STRUCTURE OF TEXTS AND TEXT TYPES.

DIGITAL DISCOURSE: TEXT MESSAGING, INSTANT MESSAGING, SOCIAL NETWORKS. PARTICULAR ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE DEVIANT LINGUISTIC MODELS AND STANDARD LANGUAGE. RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THESE NEW MODES OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATION WILL BE INVESTIGATED.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES, TUTORIALS, SEMINARS.
Verification of learning
WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAM.
Texts
- DAVID COTTON ET AL., LANGUAGE LEADER - ELEMENTARY, LONGMAN
- DIANE HALL AND MARK FOLEY, MYGRAMMARLAB – INTERMEDIATE, LONGMAN
- RAYMOND MURPHY, ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
- CRYSTAL, DAVID 2008. TXTNG – THE GR8 DB8. OXFORD: OUP
- CRYSTAL, DAVID 2006. LANGUAGE AND THE INTERNET, 2ND EDITION. CAMBRIDGE: CUP.

FURTHER MATERIALS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE LECTURERS’ WEB PAGES.
More Information
THOUGH NOT COMPULSORY, ATTENDANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

FOR NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS ADDITIONAL MATERIALS WILL BE CONSIDERED.

FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN THE DEDICATED SECTIONS ON THE LECTURERS’ WEB PAGES. THE LECTURERS CAN BE CONTACTED AT THE FOLLOWING E-MAIL ADDRESSES:
PATTOLINO@UNISA.IT, NBORRELLI@UNISA.IT
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