ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

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Code
55960
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Translation and Interpreting)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

This course looks at the linguistic analysis of point of view in the English language.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims at providing students with specialised competence in English linguistics and translation both from the point of view of theory and of linguistic and stylistic analysis. It also aims to look at various text typologies and their characteristics and to promote critical awareness of the linguistic tools identified during the course, with particular reference on their implications for translation.

TEACHING METHODS

36 hours (3 hours over 12 weeks) to be held mainly in class and, to a lesser extent, through distance learning. Active participation on the part of students is required.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course provides an overview of the major concepts central to the expression of point of view in English (such as modality, transitivity, deixis, etc.) and an application of the theoretical issues raised to the linguistic and stylistic analysis of a variety of text types. Active participation on the part of students is required.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Simpson P. (1993) Language, Ideology and Point of View, London, Routledge
Hunston S., Thompson G. (1999) Evaluation in Text, Oxford-New York, Oxford University Press: Ch. 1-2-4-7
Douthwaite J. (2007) "A Stylistic View of Modality", in Garzone G., Salvi, R., Linguistica, linguaggi specialistici, didattica delle lingue, Roma, CISU

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: See Ilaria Rizzato's personal page.

Exam Board

ILARIA RIZZATO (President)

LAURA SANTINI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

36 hours (3 hours over 12 weeks) to be held mainly in class and, to a lesser extent, through distance learning. Active participation on the part of students is required.

LESSONS START

Second semester

Tuesdays 1-2 p.m., room 2A

Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. room G (Polo didattico)

Class schedule

ENGLISH LINGUISTICS

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral exam, lasting approximately 20 minutes, is held in English and consists in the analysis of a short passage. The analysis must demonstrate that the student is able to practically apply the notions learnt during the course to text interpretation.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
14/06/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Orali MT primo e secondo anno LM94 e Linguistica inglese LM Aula B
18/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Orali MT inglese primo e secondo anno LM 94 e Linguistica inglese LM aula 1 Albergo dei Poveri
12/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale Orali prof. Rizzato per MT Lingua e traduzione inglese I e II e Linguistica inglese LM Aula MA1
27/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Orale Orali prof. Rizzato per MT Lingua e traduzione inglese I e II e Linguistica inglese LM Aula 17 Albergo dei Poveri