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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
ENGLISH APPLIED LINGUISTICS
SUP4065244, A.A. 2014/15

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2014/15

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. 2014/15
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH APPLIED LINGUISTICS
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

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP4065244 ENGLISH APPLIED LINGUISTICS SARA GESUATO IF0314

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/12 English Language and Translation 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 42 183.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2014
End of activities 24/01/2015
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

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

Syllabus
Prerequisites: A) Solid linguistic competence and language skills at the C1 level. B) Motivation: no time wasters. C) A pass mark on the TAL test.
Target skills and knowledge: Raising awareness of communicative patterns and practices in written texts and oral interactions. Development of critical analytical and research skills in text analysis.
Examination methods: Attenders:
Term paper reporting in detail the design, realization, findings and implication of a discourse analysis project individually carried out by the student, whose topic and goal requires the lecturer’ approval

Non-attenders:
critical discussion of the content of the compulsory readings.
Assessment criteria: - Attenders: motivation, value, design and critical discussion of the findings of the research project and accuracy, thoroughness, precision, register-appropriateness of its report
- Non-attenders: logical, analytical and critical thinking; firm grasp of the concepts and examples covered in the readings.
Course unit contents: The course will offer an overview of approaches to the study of discourse and will introduce students to basic concepts in text analysis, genre and conversation analysis (e.g. register, move, turn). Numerous examples will be provided of relevant case and corpus studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teacher-fronted lessons; pair- and group- work activities
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material for attenders comprises lecture notes, and texts and resources made available during the course.

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 passed the TAL test.
- Attending students are expected to obtain the lecturer’s approval of their proposed research topic, goal and design during office hours at least 2 months before submitting the term paper.
- More information will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. P. Gee, An introduction to discourse analysis. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 4. edizione (obbligatorio per frequentanti e non-frequentanti) Cerca nel catalogo
  • U. Connor & T. A. Upton, Discourse in the professions. Perspectives from corpus linguistics. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004. obbligatorio per non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo
  • G. Leech, M. Short, Style in fiction: a linguistic introduction to English fictional prose. London/New York: Longman, 1981. obbligatorio per non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. Fairclough, Discourse and social change. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1993. obbligatorio per non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo
  • M.A.K. Halliday, R. Hasan, Cohesion in English. London/New York: Longman, 1976. obbligatorio per non frequentanti Cerca nel catalogo