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ENGLISH LANGUAGE III
LINGUA INGLESE III

English syntax
English syntax

A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Gloria Cocchi check on the website for the various periods
Teaching in foreign languages
Course entirely taught in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in a foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO CULTURALE OCCIDENTALE
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course will primarily introduce students to the main aspects of syntactic analysis (the concept of phrase, the structure of the various types of phrases and sentences). Consequently, the main syntactic constructions of the English language (e.g. subordinate, interrogative and infinitival clauses) will be discussed in detail, with special attention to the differences with respect to the Italian language.

Program

1. Syntactic tools
1.1 Sentences and phrases
1.2 Noun, Verb, Adjective and Preposition Phrases
1.3 X-bar theory
1.4 Inflection
1.5 Complementizer - Subordination
2. Complex constructions
2.1 Passive and unaccusative verbs
2.2 Interrogative clauses
2.3 Infinitival clauses

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding : at the end of the course, the student will have acquired the main tools of formal syntactic analysis, both in a synchronic and in a diachronic perspective.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the student will be able to read and understand written and audio materials at the C1 level, and be able to recognize and analyze the main syntactic constructions of the English language. S/He should also be able to analyze a complex text.

Making judgments: the student will be able to re-elaborate the theoretical information acquired in order to apply it to the analysis of English sentences and texts, and understand the differences with respect to Italian and other foreign languages​​.

Communication skills : the student will be able to master the four skills ( listening , speaking, reading and writing ) at the C1 level of the European Reference Framework.

Learning skills: the student will be able to apply the acquired language skills integrating them with the specialized linguistic jargon and the methods of formal analysis.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal teaching

Course books

Cocchi G., An Introduction to English Syntax with applications to text analysis, Edizioni Parnaso, Trieste, 2004.

Assessment

Written test with open-ended questions

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

see above

Assessment

see above

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