FRENCH LINGUISTICS

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Code
55959
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/04
LANGUAGE
French
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Translation and Interpreting)
semester
1° Semester

OVERVIEW

Course title: La polémique dans les médias : enjeux rhétoriques et stratégies d’argumentation dans la presse

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the structure of a journalistic hypertext that addresses issues related to current scientific trends;
- Identify media language devices, with particular reference to journalistic language
- Analyse the dynamics of journalistic texts through the methodological tools of French discourse analysis (AD)

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to identify the rhetorical mechanisms of media languages, with particular reference to journalistic language. The student will be able to analyze the linguistic dynamics of journalistic texts through the tools of French analyse du discours (AD – discours analysis); with the support of the theoretical and critical bibliography, the student will also be able to identify the rhetorical and argumentative strategies in the texts.

Lettorati: At the end of the course, the student will be able to understand and analyze written and multimedia texts and speeches in French (C1 level of the CECR), with particular attention to the linguistic features of media discourse, press and audiovisual media.

TEACHING METHODS

Plenary lessons and consolidation activities by Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course presents an overview of the tools of discourse analysis in media communication. In particular, journalistic communication in French will be dealt with, referring to the rhetorical construction strategies of argumentation in its ethos, logos and pathos components.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ruth Amossy, Apologie de la polémique, Presses Universitaires de France, 2013.

Ruth Amossy, L’argumentation dans le discours, Nathan Université, 2000.

Patrick Charaudeau, Le discours d’information médiatique. La construction du miroir social, 1997, Paris, Nathan / Institut national de l’audiovisuel (coll. « Médias-Recherches »)

Dominique Maingueneau, articles disponibles à l’adresse http://dominique.maingueneau.pagesperso-orange.fr

Francine Mazière, L’analyse du discours, Paris, PUF, Que sais-je, 2005.

Further bibliography will be provided during the course. Students can refer to the AulaWeb platform for information on deliveries, bibliography, etc.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: See the URL http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=226

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Plenary lessons and consolidation activities by Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

October, 16th 2017 (first semester)

Class schedule

FRENCH LINGUISTICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam will consist of an oral examination on analytical textual skills acquired during the course. The exam will focus on the skills acquired in the analysis of media discourse, through the examination of authentic texts. Oral expression skills in French will be tested as well. Rating out of thirty.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
31/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico
15/02/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico
21/06/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico
19/07/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico
10/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico
27/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Modulo teorico LM37-38 aula magna Polo didattico