LESSON 1 - INTRODUCTION
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15 lessons (30 hours)
 6 lectures
 4 group seminar sessions
 5 oral presentation sessions
- No final mark
- 6 credits will be given for the work done; if you
don’t do the work you don’t get the credits
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Attendance (5 lectures, 3 seminars, 4 orals)
5 Assignments
3 short weekly tests (from lessons 3,4,5,6)
1 group seminar
1 individual oral presentation
This will all be completed before the end of
May
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B2 more or less
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You need to be able to do an oral
presentation
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You need to be able to understand what I am
saying
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No attestato
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Enrol on the course website
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Students who are absent today and wish to
attend the course should come to my
ricevimento on Monday 11-13, studio 23,
Lettere, 2 piano on Monday 23 Feb or
Monday 2 March.
If they don’t do this they can’t do the course
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Assignments should be sent as an email
attachment, marked:
SURNAME.ASSIGNMENT n..doc
Assignments should be sent on the Wednesday
before the Friday lesson. I will not accept late
assignments.
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Check the website every week for downloads
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I may send you emails if I forget something
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Emergency communication – I need the
name and number of a class representative
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Do you have a specialistica Facebook page?
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Who speaks standard English?
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a. english people
b. americans
c. australians
d. all three of these
e. all three of these and others
f. none of these
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“I scream” has the same sound as
“ice cream”
Yes or no?
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Yes or no?
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Phonology is the study of the sound patterns
in languages. It uses these categories:
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Phonemes (vowels and consonants)
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Prosody (stress, rhythm and intonation)
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Sound:
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http://davidbrett.uniss.it/
Oral presentation:
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https://www.ted.com/talks/browse
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Lecture 1 - Introduction