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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
LE06105201, A.A. 2013/14

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2012/13

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SARA GESUATO L-LIN/12

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE06105201 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2 SARA GESUATO IF0314

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2013
End of activities 25/01/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4 1213 01/10/2012 30/11/2013 GESUATO SARA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)
1 1314 01/10/2013 30/11/2014 GESUATO SARA (Presidente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Supplente)
CASTELLO ERIK (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Solid linguistic competence and language skills at the C1 level.
Motivation: no time wasters
Target skills and knowledge: Familiarization with the content, structure and wording of requests and thanks. Raising awareness of communicative competence. Development of oral and written interactional skills.
Examination methods: The final exam consists of the following tests:
--written test: 1) composition of short text realizing a request or thanks 2) functional analysis of a short text realizing a request or thanks (See the exercises in the reading packet to get a clear idea). This counts as 50% of the final mark.
-- oral test: in pairs, 1) in a dialogic exchange, realization of a request or thanks; 2) in a dialogic exchange, contribution/reaction to a request or thanks. This counts as 50% of the final mark.
Assessment criteria: For text analysis: accuracy, completeness and co-/contextual motivation motivazione of text interpretation.

For oral/written production: lexico-grammatical accuracy; originality/variety of content; register appropriateness; organization of the text/ managagment of the interaction; consideration of the interlocutor's needs
Course unit contents: The course will introduce students to basic concepts in pragmatics as relevant to speech acts (face, politeness, moves, contextual variables). Students will analyse in detail the structure, content and contextual appropriateness of requests and thanks from a pragmatic perspective. Course participants will be give extensive practice in the production of oral/dialogic and written speech acts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons; pair work; text analysis; text production
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material includes lecture notes, material/resources posted on Moodle, a reading packet (available at La Cornucopia Copy Centre, via B. Pellegrino, 15)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Joan Cutting, Pragmatics and discourse. --: Routledge, 2002. (compulsory; chapters: A3 [Speech acts]; A4 [Conversation]; A5 [The cooperative principle]; A6 [Politeness]; B3 [Using speech acts]) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fox, K., Watching the English. London: Hodder, 2004. (recommended; chapters: The weather; Grooming talk; Humour rules) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carter & McCarthy, Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide to spoken and written grammar and usage. Cambridge: CUP, 2006. (recommended; chapter: "From discourse to social context") Cerca nel catalogo
  • Stilwell Peccei J., Pragmatics. --: Routledge, 1999. (recommended) Cerca nel catalogo
  • O'Keefee B. C., Adolphs S., Introducing pragmatics in use. London: Routledge, 2011. (recommended) Cerca nel catalogo