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Unit ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION III

Course
Foreign languages and cultures
Study-unit Code
A000158
Curriculum
In all curricula
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2017
Offered
2019/20
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Lingue e traduzioni
Sector
L-LIN/12
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare

ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION III - Cognomi A-L

Code A000158
CFU 6
Teacher Jodi Louise Sandford
Teachers
  • Jodi Louise Sandford - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 36 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Jodi Louise Sandford
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Lingue e traduzioni
Sector L-LIN/12
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction ENGLISH
The course will be held in English.
Contents Phonetics and Phonology of English, recognition, transcription, and analysis of vowels, consonants, aspects of spoken language, and the syllable and intonation of English, and the corresponding functions.
Reference texts Phonetics and Phonology di Peter Roach, Cambridge University Press, 2009;
Manuale di Pronuncia Inglese di Gianfranco Porcelli, Frances Hotimsky, Sugarco Edizioni, 1997.
A While Back - Clark Sandford, curated by Jodi Sandford, Morlacchi Editore 2011.
Educational objectives The objective of this course is to give the students an understanding of natural language sound, intonation, function, recognition of variables, and ability to analyze. The course had a cumulative approach, starting with the smallest units -vowel and consonant phonemes-, considering the phonetics of words, and utterances, moving toward phonology, and the active comprehension of the IPA. The student should learn to read and transcribe the phonetics of English words. On a phonological level, word stress and discourse connected with contextual aspects are illustrated with examples of natural language.
Prerequisites To be able to understand and manage the course the student must know the general notions relative to the two courses that are prerequisites for this course (level B2+): ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION I Second Language Acquisition and ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION II Morphology and Syntax.
Teaching methods Direct lectures in class, theoretical analysis of phonetics and phonology, and audio practice regarding the transcription and listening and analysis of naturally spoken English.
Other information All the foreign language courses have two parts, one with the language professor in the department (the only one that assigns credits) and one in the laboratory with language lessons held by language experts at the Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo (CLA).
To be able to take English III the student must first have completed the exams for English I and English II.
Attending the course and the exam at the Centro Linguistico dell'Ateno (CLA- the language center) is highly recommended, and must be complete before being able to complete the exams in the department.
The final grade from the CLA test is worth half of the final course grade.
We advise taking also: Letteratura Anglo Americana (Anglo American literature) and Filologia Germanica (German Philology).
Learning verification modality Progress assessments, a written exam and a final oral exam are foreseen. The students may choose between the final written or the oral exam. The progress assessments in the form of a written pop quiz of open and multiple-choice questions are used to give the students extra points towards their final grade and are not obligatory. Each student must opt for the final written exam of an hour and a half made up of a series of closed questions (multiple-choice, true/false) and open questions, or the oral exam in which the student must respond to questions about each of the course modules.
The length of each test will be: 30 minutes for progress assessments, an hour and a half for the written tests, and 10 to 20 minutes for the oral exams.
Extended program Phonetics and Phonology by Peter Roach, Cambridge University Press, 2009;
1° module - Chapters 1 - 7 Production of speech sounds, vowels, consonants, phonemes, phonetic transcription
2° module - Chapters 8 -14 Syllables, stress, weak forms, aspects of connected speech
3° module - Chapters 15 -19 Intonation and functions
Manuale di Pronuncia Inglese by Gianfranco Porcelli, Frances Hotimsky, Sugarco Edizioni, 1997.
Esercizii
1° module - Chapters 1 - 4 Trascrizione fonetica- esercizi, le vocali, le consonanti, coppie minime
2° module - Chapters 5 -7 Lettura e trascrizione frasi
3° module - Chapters 8 -12 intonazione, ritmo, coesione fonologica.
A While Back - Clark Sandford, curated by Jodi Sandford, Morlacchi Editore 2011, analisi di intonazione naturale.

ENGLISH LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION III - Cognomi M-Z

Code A000158
CFU 6
Learning activities Caratterizzante
Area Lingue e traduzioni
Sector L-LIN/12
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
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