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ENGLISH LANGUAGE II
LINGUA INGLESE II

Textual Stylistics
Stilistica testuale

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Massimiliano Morini by e-mail appointment
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
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Learning Objectives

The course is aimed at developing the students' linguistic and metalinguistic abilities through the study of English stylistics.

Program

The main linguistic and stylistic theories and methodologies will be applied to narrative, poetic and dramatic texts, fictional or otherwise, in order to comprehend all the expressive possibilities of contemporary English. More specifically:

1) Discussion of contemporary narratological and linguistic theories. Analysis of various text genres with a view to fixing the theoretical concepts.

2) Presentation of Labov's theory of narrative structure and evaluation. Analysis of various text genres with a view to fixing the theoretical concepts.

3) Deictic shift theory. Analysis of various text genres with a view to fixing the theoretical concepts.

4) Linguistic irony. Analysis of various text genres with a view to fixing the theoretical concepts.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course, the students will have acquired analytical abilities and a good working knowledge of pragmatic stylistics. They will be asked to apply those abilities and that knowledge to various text genres. They will be expected to be able to form independent judgments in their analyses, and to expound the same both in written and in spoken form. More specifically:

Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course, the students will be required to show extensive knowledge of the above linguistic theories.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the students must be able to apply their knowledge of these theories to the analysis of various textual genres.

Making judgements: the students must acquire the ability to make decisions on the best analytical strategies for each text they have to deal with.

Communication skills: at the end of the course, the students must be able to conduct their analyses in terminologically adequate English (written/spoken), at the level required by the course.

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

Supporting Activities

See the blended learning platform.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Normal course with seminar-like moments

Attendance

"Frequentanti" are considered as such if they have a 70% attendance ratio

Course books

E. Black (2006) Pragmatic Stylistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Assessment

Papers presented in class by the students. The final assessment will be based not only on the validity of the analysis, but also on methodological relevance (references to the course books) and on the student's argumentative abilities in English. In practice, in in-class debates and analytical exercises, as well as in their papers, the students will have to demonstrate notions in the field of linguistics, to apply these notions to their analyses of various genres, to exercise their own judgement in their analytical choices, and to show a good command of spoken English (at the level required by the course).

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

See course books

Attendance

"Frequentanti" are considered as such if they have a 70% attendance ratio

Course books

E. Black (2006) Pragmatic Stylistics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

M. Short (1996) Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays, and Prose. London: Longman.

Assessment

Written test: guided stylistic analysis of a short text. Use of monolingual dictionaries is allowed. The final assessment will be based not only on the validity of the analysis, but also on methodological relevance (references to the course books) and on the student's argumentative abilities in English. In practice, in their written tests, the students will have to demonstrate notions in the field of linguistic theory, to apply these notions to their analysis, to exercise their own judgement in their analytical choices, and to show a good command of written English (at the level required by the course).

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