The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students (non-attending students are kindly suggested to e-mail prof. Elisabetta Lonati email@example.com
Slides and authentic materials for linguistic anlysis (primary sources): phonetic/phonological, morpho-syntactic, textual, and discursive activities and discussion.
‐ Audio-video interviews, documentaries, presentations; web material.
Compulsory readings (attending and non-attending students):
‐ Seargeant, Philip and Joan Swann (eds.), English in the World. History, Diversity, and Change, Routledge, The Open University, 2012.
‐ Beal, Joan C., An Introduction to Regional Englishes, Edinburgh University Press, 2010.
Highly recommended titles for in-depth reading (attending and non-attending students):
‐ Jenkins, Jennifer, Global Englishes. A Resource Book for Students, Routledge, 2015.
Compulsory close reading of the following academic papers, please dowload at 'Biblioteca Digitale di Ateneo' http://www.sba.unimi.it/BibliotecaDigitale/46.html
(attending and non-attending students):
‐ Hilgendorf, Suzanne, "Plurality and world Englishes: The social realities of language use", World Englishes, 2015, pp. 55-67.
‐ Sharifian, Farzad, "Cultural Linguistics and world Englishes", World Englishes, 2015, pp. 515-531.
‐ Cuskley, Christine, Francesca Colaiori et al., "The adoption of linguistic rules in native and non-native speakers: Evidence from a Wug task", Journal of Memory and Language, 2015/84, pp. 205-223.
‐ Onysko, Alexander, "Modeling world Englishes from the perspective of language contact", World Englishes, 2016, pp. 196-220.
‐ Onysko, Alexander, "Language contact and world Englishes", World Englishes, 2016, pp. 191-195.
‐ Select one of the following titles/books, according to individual interests. Contents and key concepts/notions will be the starting point for the oral exam.
1. Bailey, Richard W., Speaking American. A History of English in the United States, OUP, 2012.
2. Crystal, David, Sounds Appealing. The Passionate Story of English Pronunciation, Profile Books, 2019.
3. Crystal, David, You Say Potato. The Story of English Accents, Macmillan, 2015.
4. Crystal, David, English as a Global Language CUP, March 2012 (2nd).
5. Horobin, Simon, How English Became English. A short history of a global language, OUP, 2016.
6. Machan, Tim William, What is English? And Why Should We Care? OUP, 2013.
7. Murphy, Lynne, The Prodigal Tongue. The Love Hate Relationship between British and American English, Oneworld, 2018.
Notice for non-attending students
The syllabus is the same for attending and non-attending students. However, given the complexity of the approach, of the multidimensional text analysis, and of the discussion/argumentation, non-attending students are kindly suggested to e-mail prof. Elisabetta Lonati firstname.lastname@example.org