International Political Communication in English
International political communication in English: topics, genres, registers, typical discourse features and lexis.
International Politics and the Media
International politics and the media, Journalistic genres and the structure and style of journalistic discourse. Representation of International politics in the media. The lexis and terminology of current affairs in the media, with particular emphasis on the language of International relations.
International Political Issues
Analysis of topics relating to international trade and politics. Analysis of official and informative texts released by international organizations and bodies or mediated by the press.
Course Handout. D. Heaney, The Discourse of International Relations in English. A selection of texts, a.a 2017-2018, che contiene testi autentici da studiare e analizzare ed esercizi di grammatica mirati alla preparazione dell'esame .
Powerpoints for modules 1,2,3 - download from the Ariel platform: http://dheaneyeir.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/v3/Home/
A. Partington, (2006) Persuasion in Politics: A textbook, Milano, LED (the whole volume)
C. M. de B. Clark (2006) Views in the news. A textbook, Milano, LED. (the whole volume)
◦Graham, P., Keenan, T. and Dowd A.M. (2004) "A call to arms at the end of history: a discourse-historical analysis of George W. Bush's declaration of war on terror", Discourse & Society, vol 15 (2-3): 199-221.
◦Trosborg, A. (2000) The inaugural address, in Bhatia V.K. (ed.) Analysing Professional Genres, Amsterdam,
John Benjamin, pp. 121-144.
◦Koosha, M. / Shams, M. R. (2005). "A Critical Study of News Discourse: Iran's Nuclear Issue in the British Newspapers". IJAL (Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics) 8: 107-141.
◦Mautner, G. (2008) "Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and other Print Media", in Wodak, R. / Krzyzanowski M. (eds) Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Basingstoke. Palgrave Macmillan: 30-53
In addition to the language practice exercises in the course handout, the following grammar is recommended:
Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Third Edition, Cambridge University Press.