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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 2
SUP3056265, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2013/14

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
IF0314, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 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
SUP3056265 ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 2 SARA GESUATO LE0613

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 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 1415 01/10/2014 30/11/2015 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
GESUATO SARA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
1 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Presidente)
GESUATO SARA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A) Solid linguistic competence and language skills at the C1 level.
B) Motivation: no time wasters
Target skills and knowledge: Familiarization with the content, structure and wording of thanks and apologies. Raising awareness of communicative competence. Development of oral and written interactional skills.
Examination methods: The final exam consists of the following tests:
-- written test (for attenders and non-attenders): 1) composition of a short text realizing thanks or an apology 2) functional analysis of a short text realizing thanks or an apology. This counts as 50% of the final mark. Passing the written test is a pre-requisite for sitting the oral test
-- oral test: A) for attenders and non-attenders: A) in pairs, 1) in a dialogic exchange, realization of thanks or an apology; 2) in a dialogic exchange, contribution/reaction to thanks or an apology. B) For non-attenders only: critical discussion of the content of two reading assignments relevant to the course topics (see below). This counts as 50% of the final mark.
Assessment criteria: - For text analysis: accuracy, completeness and co-/contextual motivation of text interpretation.
- For oral/written production: lexico-grammatical accuracy; originality/variety of content; register appropriateness; organization of the text/ management of the interaction; consideration of the interlocutor's needs
- For the critical discussion: perceptiveness, logical and analytical thinking
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 thanks and apologies from a pragmatic perspective. Course participants will be given extensive practice in the production of oral/dialogic and written/monologic 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 or distributed via email, a reading packet (available at La Cornucopia Copy Centre, via B. Pellegrino, 15)

OTHER:
- Students are expected to actively participate in the course and to keep up with the assignments.
- Students canNOT sit the exam unless they have already registered their first-year postgraduate English exam.
- Non-attending students are expected to see the lecturer during office hours at least 2 months before the exam date so as to choose together additional reading assignments for the oral test.
- All students should provide the professor with their institutional email addresses.
- The reading packet will provide practice with sample activities illustrating exam-like questions.
- More information will be provided during the course.
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