FRENCH LANGUAGE I

FRENCH LANGUAGE I

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Code
55919
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
9 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

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 (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Argumentation et rhétorique dans les médias : la métaphore comme stratégie de persuasion

This course is a part of the general programme of LM37/38, most notably as far as the acquisition of textual analysis skills applied to media discourses are concerned.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A la fin du cours, les étudiants auront acquis des connaissances et des compétences approfondies dans le domaine de l'analyse du discours d'empreinte française, une bonne maitrise des outils d'analyse méta-linguistique et thématique des différentes manifestations discursives de la langue des médias. 

 

At the end of the course, the students will have acquired deep knowledge and expertise in the field of French discourse analysis, both in terms of meta-linguistic analysis tools and thematic aspects, including different media languages. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- know and remember the main notions concerning French discourse analysis;

- know and remember the main notion concerning metaphor theories (most notably concetual metaphor theory and recent developments);

- identify media discourse textual trends, most notably as far as journalistic discourse is concerned;

- analyse textual patterns in journalistic discourses using the theoretical framework of French "analyse du discours";

- identify rethorical and argumentative strategies in texts, most notably as far as the persuasive functions of metaphorical concepts are concerned.

Students will also have acquired basic skills in corpus analysis.

Practical exercises: at the end of the courses, students will be able to understand and analyse media texts and discourses in French (C1 level of the Common Framework) , most notably as far as linguistic carachteristics of journalistic and audiovisual discourses are concerned.

PREREQUISITES

C1 level of the Common European Framework

Teaching methods

Plenary lessons, seminars and team working activities. Consolidation activities by Aulaweb.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course presents an overview of discourse analysis tools in the framework of media communication. In particular, the course will address journalistic communication in French, with reference to the persuasive and argumentative function of conceptual metaphors. The limit between information and vulgarisation will be further explored through the analysis of textual corpora.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

Fasciolo, Marco / Rossi, Micaela (dir.), Métaphore et métaphores, numéro thématique de la revue Langue française 189, 2016.

Fauconnier, Gilles / Turner, Mark, The Way We Think: Conceptual Blendings And The Mind’s Hidden Complexities, New York, Basic Books, 2003.

Gardes-Tamine, Joëlle, Au cœur du langage. La métaphore, Paris, Champion, 2011.

Gaudin, François, Socioterminologie, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2002.

Jeanneret, Sylvie, Métaphore et transmission de la rhétorique : entre langage et culture, metaphorik.de 16/2009, 7-15.

Kuhn, Thomas S., The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Chicago – London, The University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark, Metaphors We Live By, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Lusetti, Michèle, La métaphore argumentative, Recherches, 14, 1991, 101-110.

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

Perelman, Chaïm / Olbrechts-Tyteca, Lucie, Trattato dell’argomentazione. La nuova retorica, Torino, Einaudi, 2001 [1966].

Plantin, Christian, Analogie et métaphore argumentatives, A contrario 16, 2011/2, 110-130.

Prandi, Michele, Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language, New York, Routledge, 2017.

Rossi, Micaela, In rure alieno. Métaphores et termes nomades dans les langues de spécialité, Berne, Peter Lang 2015.

Schlanger, Judith, Les métaphores de l’organisme, Paris, L’Harmattan, 1995.

Stengers, Isabelle / Schlanger, Judith, Les Concepts scientifiques : Invention et pouvoir, Paris, Galimard Folio, 1991.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Voir la page personnelle du professeur: http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=226 See the URL http://www.lingue.unige.it/?op=people&user=226

Exam Board

MICAELA ROSSI (President)

MARIE GABORIAUD

LAURE MATHILDE BIANCHINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Plenary lessons, seminars and team working activities. Consolidation activities by Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

October, 1st 2018 (First semester)

MT (Prof. Rossi): mercoledì 9-11 aula B Polo didattico – venerdì 13-14 aula C Polo didattico

Esercitazioni:
LM1 (Prof.ssa Gaboriaud) lunedì 12-14 aula H Polo didattico

LM1 (Prof.ssa Bianchini) venerdì 11-14 aula H Polo didattico

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will consist of a dossier of texts analysed by the student, and an oral examination focused on the discourse analysis skills acquired during the course. Rating out of thirty.

Assessment methods

The exam will test the methodological skills acquired in the analysis of media discourse, through the examination of authentic texts. Oral expression skills in French will be tested as well.