ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS II

Scienze Politiche e delle Relazioni Internazionali ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS II

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



OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2008
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
540LESSONS
Objectives
1. TO HELP LEARNERS TO IMPROVE THEIR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN ENGLISH DEVELOPING UPPER-INTERMEDIATE LINGUISTIC AND COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE (AT LEAST LEVEL B1 OF THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES DESIGNED BY THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE).
2. 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.

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

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

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

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE INFORMATION, IDEAS, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN A WELL-SPOKEN MANNER.

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

Prerequisites
THE MODULE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS I IS INTRODUCTORY.
Contents
LESSONS AND 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.
WRITING ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED.

“ENGLISH AND ENGLISHES”. DIFFERENT VARIETIES OF CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH FROM THE OLD AND NEW WORLD WILL BE ANALYZED FROM A SOCIOLINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE, WITH THE SUPPORT OF ORIGINAL AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL. ATTENTION WILL BE PAID TO THE CONNECTIONS EXISTING BETWEEN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY.
Teaching Methods
LECTURES, TUTORIALS, SEMINARS.
Verification of learning
WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAM.
Texts
- ATTOLINO P. (FORTHCOMING). ENGLISH. WHOSE ENGLISH?
- CAROLINE M. DE B. CLARK, VIEWS IN THE NEWS. A TEXTBOOK, LED, 2006
- SERGEANT, P./SWANN, J. (EDS.) 2011. ENGLISH IN THE WORLD – HISTORY, DIVERSITY, CHANGE. LONDON: ROUTLEDGE.

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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