L-LIN/12 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will reach C1+ level. On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1) communicate fluently, accurately and appropriately in the target language;
2) use language flexibly and effectively for academic and professional purposes and produce clear, well-structured, detailed text and oral presentations on complex subjects;

3) review, evaluate and process information from a variety of sources (newspapers, audiovisual and electronic sources);

4) work autonomously, evidenced by self-direction, self-discipline, and time management.

Course Structure

Lectures, seminars, students' presentations, progress tests.

Detailed Course Content

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU)/ “Language, Ideology, Media and Change (6 CFU)

Textbook Information

“Language in Use and Oral Presentation Skills” (3 CFU):

E. de Chazal & Julie Moore, Oxford EAP. A Course in English for Academic Purposes. Advanced/C1, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

“Language, Ideology, Media and Change (6 CFU)


Agha, Asif, 2007, Language and Social Relations, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (selected chapters);

Coupland, Nikolas, 2010, "Language, Ideology, Media and Social Change", SPELL : Swiss papers in English language and literature, 24, pp. 127-151.

Leitner, Gerhard, 1982, “The Consolidation of ‘Educated Southern English’ as a Model in the Early 20th Century”, IRAL, 20/2, pp. 91-107.

Milroy, James /Lesley Milroy, 2002, Authority in Language. Investigating Language Prescription and Standardisation, 4th edn., London and New York, Routledge, (selected chapters);

Mugglestone, Lynda, 2015, “Accent as a Social Symbol”, in M. Reed and J. M. Levis (eds), The Handbook of English Pronunciation, Chistester, Wiley, pp. 19-35.

Mugglestone, Lynda, 2008, “Spoken English and the BBC: In the Beginning”, AAA: Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 33/2, pp. 197-216.

Schwyter, Jurg R., Dictating to the Mob. The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016 (selected chapters).

Sturiale, Massimo, 2018, “Late Modern Newspapers as a Mirror of Linguistic (In)Stability and Change”, Token: A Journal of English Linguistics, 7, pp. 35-51.

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 programme can be consulted in the Library.

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