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ENGLISH LANGUAGE II
LINGUA INGLESE II

Critical Discourse Analysis and Corporate Discourse
Critical Discourse Analysis and Corporate Discourse

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Federica Zullo Office Hours will be held online via Skype. Please, contact the Professor for an 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 AZIENDALE
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Learning Objectives

The course's aim is to introduce students to the discursive strategies regarding texts mainly taken from newspapers and about economic and financial matters, presenting the features of critical discourse analysis. In the second part of the course, the focus is on the characteristics of corporate discourse and business narratives. 

Students will be introduced to the economic culture of the Anglophone world, that is not only United Kingdom but also its former colonies like Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria and South Africa, in order to explore the variety and specificity of business English in relation to different areas of the English-speaking countries. 

Students are required to read and analyze texts about finance, business and economics according to the theoretical instruments of the critical discourse analysis, which will be applied to website narratives and corporate discourse too, and in reference to the promotion and information of companies, private and public institutions, tourist associations etc...

Program

After a brief and general presentation of the contemporary Anglophone world, the course focuses on the variety of texts that are analyzed in class and on the linguistic theories that are used, mainly critical discourse analysis.  Each Anglophone area and some of its commercial, financial and economic matters, will be considered through the texts chosen for that specific country, taken from newspapers, websites, audiovisual material. As for corporate narratives, a confrontation between Italian and Anglophone website pages is included in the program.

Texts are discussed and analyzed in class and students are asked to actively participate, in order to better understand the practical application of linguistic theories, and to better prepare for the final exam.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

At the end of the course, the students will have acquired analytical abilities and a good working knowledge of critical discourse analysis. They will be asked to apply those abilities and that knowledge to various texts regarding economics and business. 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 linguistic theories and economic issues.

Applying knowledge and understanding: the students must be able to apply their knowledge of these theories to the analysis of various texts regarding economics and business.

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

See course books and the material that the teacher uploads every week on the blended learning platform.

Attendance

Attendance is highly recommended, in order to actively participate to discussions and analyses in class.

Course books

N. Fairclough, Critical Discourse Analysis, Essex, Longman, 1995 (Introduction and chapters 1, 2, 3, 5)

John E. Richardson, Analysing Newspapers, Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 46-75, 91-113 and Glossary)

Ruth Breeze, Corporate Discourse, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013 (chapters 1, 2, 5, 6)

Assessment

Written test: guided textual analysis of a 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).

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

See course books and the material that the teacher uploads every week on the blended learning platform.

Course books

N. Fairclough, Critical Discourse Analysis, Essex, Longman, 1995 (Introduction and chapters 1, 2, 3, 5)

John E. Richardson, Analysing Newspapers, Palgrave Macmillan (pp. 46-75, 91-113 and Glossary)

Ruth Breeze, Corporate Discourse, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013 (chapters 1, 2, 5, 6)

Assessment

Written test: guided textual analysis of a 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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