L-LIN/12 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff


Course Structure

Lectures and language practice classes.

The course is taught in English.

Detailed Course Content

The course opens with the screening of the movie that will be analysed later during the course from an ideological and sociolinguistic poin of view.

Thematically, it consists of two modules: English Sociolinguistics and Translation. Language classes will also be part of the course.

MODULE 1 – English Sociolinguistics

The module will focus of the English language spread. Starting from some basic concepts in sociolinguistics, students will trace back the various steps which have led the English language to its current status. Diatopic varieties will be analysed together with the linguistic, cultural and political implications they bring about.

Students will be guided to apply the analytical tools acquired during the course.



The module has a twofold aim: on the one hand strengthening the translation strategies students acquired during their BA course through practice, on the other widening the students’ knowledge with reference to Translation Studies. Students will work on direct translation: English to Italian.


Language practice

Students will be also offered language classes, which are part of the course.

Textbook Information

Compulsory texts:

Munday, Jeremy, 2016 Introducing Translation Studies. Theories and Applications. London: Routledge. pp. 294.

Seargeant, Philip & Swann, Joan, 2012, English in the World: History, Diversity, Change. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 348

English Vinglish, 2012 - bollywood film di Gauri Shinde, con Sridevi, Adil Hussain, Mehdi Nebbou.

Suggested readings:

Paltridge, Brian, 2012, Discourse Analysis, London: Continuum, pp. 297

Gee, John Paul, 2014, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Methods (4th edition), NY: Routledge, pp. 237.

Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano