English

A.Y. 2015/2016
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
L-LIN/12
Language
English
Learning objectives
Il corso offre un'introduzione all'uso della lingua inglese in alcune delle aree disciplinari fondamentali del corso di laurea, mirando a promuovere nel discente conoscenze linguistiche adeguate ad affrontare in modo corretto alcuni temi fondamentali all'interno di tali aree nella prospettiva accademica e professionale. Vengono privilegiati il discorso politico, dei media e delle istituzioni internazionali. A partire dall'analisi di testi autentici rappresentativi di una gamma significativa di generi testuali vengono studiate le pratiche testuali e discorsive proprie di ognuno dei settori considerati.
Il lavoro sui testi sarà anche occasione di revisione delle strutture linguistiche di base. Le lezioni si svolgeranno in lingua inglese
Course objectives
The course offers an introduction to the use of English for specific purposes, with regard to some of the fundamental disciplines of the degree programme. It aims to provide students with the linguistic skills that will allow them to cope with such disciplines both from an academic and a professional perspective. Special attention is given to the discourse of politics, of the media and of international institutions, considering the relevant textual and discursive practices. The analysis of authentic texts, representative of a variety of genres, will also offer an opportunity for a review of basic grammatical structures. All lectures are held in English.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

A-K

Responsible
Lesson period
Second trimester
Unità didattica 1
Course syllabus
Political communication in English
Peculiarities, registers, discursive features and specific lexicon. Analysis of political speeches belonging to different textual genres, which are representative of salient moments in recent history.
Unità didattica 2
Course syllabus
News discourse and current affairs
The use of language in news discourse: textual genres and linguistic structures, discursive representations of reality, expressing opinions and evaluation, current affairs lexicon.
Unità didattica 3
Course syllabus
Issues in international relations and trade
Selected cases on international political and commercial issues. Analysis of texts produced by international organizations for external communication, directly addressed to the audience or mediated by the press, with a focus on expositive and argumentative text types.
Unità didattica 1
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 3
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours

L-Z

Lesson period
Second trimester
Unità didattica 1
Course syllabus
Political communication in English
Peculiarities, registers, discursive features and specific lexicon. Analysis of political speeches belonging to different textual genres, which are representative of salient moments in recent history.
Unità didattica 2
Course syllabus
News discourse and current affairs
The use of language in news discourse: textual genres and linguistic structures, discursive representations of reality, expressing opinions and evaluation, current affairs lexicon.
Unità didattica 3
Course syllabus
Other Political Issues
Selected cases on international political and commercial issues. Analysis of texts produced by international organizations for external communication, directly addressed to the audience or mediated by the press, with a focus on expositive and argumentative text types.
Unità didattica 1
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 2
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unità didattica 3
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor(s)