LINGUA GIURIDICA INGLESE M - Z

7 CFU - 1° semestre

Docente titolare dell'insegnamento

NICOLA MAURIZIO STRAZZANTI
Email: nstrazzanti@lex.unict.it
Edificio / Indirizzo: Via Gallo 24 / Via Santa Sofia, 78
Orario ricevimento: http://www.lex.unict.it/docenti/nicola.maurizio.strazzanti


Obiettivi formativi

Conoscenza e comprensione
Lo studente che frequenta con assiduità e profitto il corso di Lingua straniera giuridica inglese sarà incoraggiato a riflettere sul diritto nella prospettiva linguistico-culturale che interessa il Regno Unito; attraverso la lettura e il commento di alcuni testi specificatamente selezionati, saprà rilevare la dimensione lessicale, morfosintattica e fraseologica delle fonti legislative (bills, acts, common law, law reports), del sistema delle corti, delle professioni legali (solicitors, barristers), delle responsabilità civili (law of tort) e di altri aspetti del sistema legale britannico (intellectual property, information technology law, enviormental law).

Capacità di applicare conoscenza e comprensione
Alla fine del corso saprà comprendere un ampio spettro di testi mediamente lunghi e impegnativi in lingua inglese; esprimersi in modo spontaneo in inglese; impiegare la lingua in modo flessibile ed efficace per i diversi ambiti sociali, accademici e professionali, focalizzando in particolare la dimensione giuridica dell’inglese; produrre testi chiari, ben strutturati e dettagliati su argomenti concernenti l’ambito dell’inglese giuridico.


Modalità di svolgimento dell'insegnamento

Lezioni frontali, apprendimento cooperativo, presentazioni, lavoro di gruppo, ricerca-azione.


Prerequisiti richiesti

Conoscenza generale della lingua inglese al livello A2+/B1 del CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).



Frequenza lezioni

Consigliata



Contenuti del corso

Il corso mira a (1) sviluppare le abilità degli studenti nell’ambito della grammatica, del lessico e delle funzioni linguistiche dell’inglese giuridico e accademico; (2) a fornire agli studenti uno strumento pragmatico per l’investigazione linguistica; (3) a costruire un bagaglio informativo utile per l’analisi dei testi di ambito giuridico in lingua inglese.

Alla fine del corso, gli studenti saranno in grado di comprendere un ampio spettro di testi in inglese e di impiegare la lingua in modo flessibile ed efficace nel contesto accademico e professionale, in particolare per quello che concerne i diversi aspetti dell’inglese giuridico.



Testi di riferimento

1. Parte istituzionale: Amy Krois-Lindner, Matt Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008.

2. Approfondimento: Helen Gubby. English Legal Terminolgy. Legal Concepts in Language, Ch. 1 "Legal System Terminology" (pp. 15-47). The Hague, Eleven International Publishing, 2016.

3. Testo consigliato per il ripasso delle conoscenze di General English: Antonia Clare, JJ Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Pearson Longman, 2011.

4. Esercitazioni su Academic English: David Porter. Check your Vocabulary for Academic English. London, A&C Black, 2007.


Altro materiale didattico

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Programmazione del corso

 ArgomentiRiferimenti testi
1Introduction to International Legal EnglishKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 8-17 
2Contract LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 18-27 
3Tort LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 28-38 
4Criminal LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 39-49 
5Company LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 50-59 
6Commerial LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 60-71 
7Real Property LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 72-82 
8Litigation and ArbitrationKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 83-93 
9International LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 94-105 
10Comparative LawKrois-Lindner, Firth. Introduction to International Legal English. pp. 106-114 
11Legal System TerminologyGubby. English Legal Terminolgy. Legal Concepts in Language, Ch. 1 ''Legal System Terminology'' (pp. 15-47) 
12Exercises: fill in the gaps, choose the right/best word, finish the sentence, word substitution, make a collocation. Porter. Check your Vocabulary for Academic English 
13Question forms (object questions, yes/no questions, subject questions, questions with prepositions). Review of verb tenses (present simple, present continuous, past continuous)Clare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 1 
14Talking about yourself. Family, relationships, collocations with take, get, do, goClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 1 
15Present perfect & past simple (time up to now, recent events). Narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect)Clare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 2 
16Telling a story. Prepositions, say tell collocations, crime collocations, narrative phrasesClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 2 
17The future / plans (be going to, present continuous, will, might). The future / predictions (will, be going to, may and might, could, be likely to)Clare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 3 
18Dealing with misunderstandings. Communication technology, future time markers for speculation, idiomsClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 3 
19Must, have to, should (obligation). Used to, wouldClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 4 
20Reaching an agreement. Personal qualities, confusing words, strong adjectives, business vocabularyClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 4 
21Comparatives and superlatives (structure, ways and use). Question tagsClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 5 
22Polite requests. Technology, Q words, word building adjectives, problems and solutions, describe a machineClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 5 
23Zero and first conditionals. Second conditionalClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 6 
24Giving news. -ing / -ed adjectives, multiword verbs with on, off, up, down, verb/noun collocations, life events, describing good/bad experiencesClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 6 
25Present perfect simple vs Present perfect continuous. Present and past abilityClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 7 
26Clarifying opinions. Success: verb phrases, ability, qualifications, describe an achievementClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 7 
27Articles and quantifiers. Relative clauses (defining and non-defining relative clauses)Clare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 8 
28Being a good guest. Compound nouns, internet, welcoming, discuss ideasClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 8 
29Third conditional. Active vs passive voiceClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 9 
30Expressing uncertainty. History, time periods, collocations, describing people, outstanding work, role modelsClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 9 
31Reported speech. Verb patternsClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 10 
32Giving advice / warnings. Environment, prefixes, reporting verbs, airports, phrases to describe placesClare, Wilson. SpeakOut Intermediate. Student’s Book & Workbook. Unit 10 


Verifica dell'apprendimento


MODALITÀ DI VERIFICA DELL'APPRENDIMENTO

L’esame finale consiste in due test a risposta parzialmente chiusa composti rispettivamente da 16 domande, da svolgere in rispettivamente 30 minuti.

Valutazione: risposta esatta = 2 punti, risposta non data = 0,5 punti, risposta sbagliata = -1 punto

L'esame sarà valutato secondo i seguenti criteri (Delibera Consiglio CdS 17 settembre 2018):


ESEMPI DI DOMANDE E/O ESERCIZI FREQUENTI

A)

Complete the sentence.

The Berlin Wall _________________ in 1989. a) fell b) has fallen c) felt

B)

Make a collocation and use it in the sentence below; use two words from the box.

energy – invest – utters – power – dissipates – service

Many students make the mistake of reading without considering first why they are reading, which just _________________ _________________ for no good reason.

C)

Complete the sentence.

Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to seek and enjoy in other countries asylum from __________________. a) persecution b) prosecution c) prosecutor

D)

Complete the text with words from the box.

a – bind – evidence – less – printed

Apart from certain contracts, no formality is required to ____________ the parties. An oral agreement is generally no ____________ binding than a written one, though the common law requires ____________ of consideration in return for a promise. Increasing government paternalism has however generated ____________ rise in the number of formalities, including written, or more usually, ____________ contracts required by legislation.




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