ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1ST YEAR)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1ST YEAR)

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Code
83687
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9912 TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS (L-15) IMPERIA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Inglese
TEACHING LOCATION
IMPERIA (TOURISM SCIENCES:TERRITORY, CULTURE AND BUSINESS)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Course description

The ability to understand the way communication works is an essential skill for those operating in the tourism sector. The course provides an overview of the major theories in pragmatics, including speech act theory, conversational implicature, relevance theory, politeness, conversation analysis, social cognition and social action. Special attention is given to the cultural dimension of communication, since differing cultural systems means different norms governing the production and comprehension of language, hence crucial for successful communication in the field of tourism. The workings of the theories will be illustrated by applying them to the analysis of brief texts.

 

Teaching methods

Inductive. Students must participate actively in lessons (held in English) by commenting on examples and texts, from which the theory is induced.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Yule G., 1996. Pragmatics. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Material in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JOHN DOUTHWAITE (President)

ELGA NICOLINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Inductive. Students must participate actively in lessons (held in English) by commenting on examples and texts, from which the theory is induced.

LESSONS START

Sem: 1o

19 september 2016 - 15 december 2016

ORARI

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE (1ST YEAR)

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The student must first pass the exam of the practical module. Only then can he take the exam of the theoretical module. The latter exam consists in analysing a short text from a pragmatic standpoint and explaining those theories.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance

Students are encouraged to attend regularly, since the two main factors in successful language learning are motivation and exposure to the language. Practice is essential.