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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 2
SUP6076721, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LINGUE E LETTERATURE EUROPEE E AMERICANE (Ord. 2016)
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 2
Website of the academic structure https://www.disll.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-LE0613-000ZZ-2017-SUP6076721-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in LINGUE E LETTERATURE EUROPEE E AMERICANE (Ord. 2016)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ERIK CASTELLO L-LIN/12

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP3051971 ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LINGUISTICS AND TRANSLATION 1 ERIK CASTELLO LE0613

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

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd 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 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CASTELLO ERIK (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
5 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CASTELLO ERIK (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)
2 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 GESUATO SARA (Presidente)
BUSA' MARIA GRAZIA (Membro Effettivo)
DALZIEL FIONA CLARE (Supplente)
MUSACCHIO MARIA TERESA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Solid linguistic competence and language skills at the C1 level.
Target skills and knowledge: 1) Introduction to corpus linguistics. In-depth study of some areas of English functional grammar. Lexical and grammatical analyses of corpora of various genres and registers (mainly literary, tourism and academic ones) (with Prof. Castello).
2) Consolidation of academic writing skills (with Dr. Davies) and oral production skills (with Dr. Han).
Examination methods: 1) Written exam: students will have to answer questions about course content and write a short text about the analysis of corpora.
2) Academic writing test and oral skills test. Attending students can opt for continuous assessment.
Assessment criteria: 1) For corpus analysis: accuracy, completeness and precision. For written production: register appropriateness; clarity of exposition. Attending students can opt for continuous assessment covering part of the contents of the exam.
2) For the academic writing part: grammatical correctness; critical understanding and writing according to the requeirements of academic English. For the oral exam: accuracy, fluency, vocabulary range.
Course unit contents: 1) The frontal lectures will introduce the students to corpus linguistics and to the use of specific software for constructing and analysing corpora. They will also explore some aspects of English functional grammar. Students will carry out their own analyses of various types of corpora (mainly literary, tourism and academic ones).
2) Academic English text writing and oral skills practice.

For both parts the platform Moodle will be used.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1) Part of the frontal lectures will take place in class and others in a lab. During the lectures in the lab, students will use software for constructing and analysing corpora.
2) Individual and collaborative learning activities in the lab and on-line.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Course material comprises lecture notes, and texts and resources made available during the course (photocopies, Moodle material). During the lessons in the lab, students will have access to software for constructing and analysing corpora.
An advanced learner's monolingual English dictionary, a bilingual English-Italian dictionary.
Further bibliographical references will be provided during the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Michael Swan, Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Lindquist, Hans, Corpus linguistics and the description of English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Carter, Ronald; McCarthy, Michael, Cambridge grammar of English: a comprehensive guide spoken and written English grammar and usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • McEnery, Tony; Hardie, Andrew, Corpus linguistics: method, theory and practice. Cambridge: New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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