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Lingua inglese II - 102897. The discourse of Broadcast news. Aims. Lettorato : Acquisition of communicative competence in English beyond B2 level as part of a learning path leading to advanced competence (C1) . Aims con’ td.

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lingua inglese ii 102897

Lingua inglese II - 102897

The discourseof Broadcast news

  • Lettorato:
  • Acquisition of communicative competence in English beyond B2 level as part of a learning path leading to advanced competence (C1)
aims con td
Aims con’td
  • The development and refinement of the ability to apply grammatical, lexical and orthographic skills to transcription.
  • The development of independent study skills and interactive participation, group work and independence of judgement in the analysis of a discourse type.
aims cont d
  • Knowledge of the discourse structure of news programmes; ability to apply the knowledge and understanding to the description and analysis of television news
course content
  • News as a Form of Discourse The Discourse Structure of News ProgrammesNews Presentation
  • Features of Studio Presentation of the News News Reports The Live Two-Way as News Update News Interviews Transcription conventions.
  • Interactive lessons for the communicative competence element in groups (lettorato).
  • Groups have been organised – see self-access labLectures and exercises in transcription and description for the broadcast news element
course evaluation
  • Finalexamfor lettorato
  • Finalexamfor modulo: Transcription and descriptionof a news programme and comparisonwithoneotherfor the course. Thisiscompletedindividually and presentedas a finalassignment.
  • An averageismadeof the examresult and the assignmentresult
course assignment
  • Eachstudentisassigned a news programme and works on the transcription and descriptionduring the year.
  • Anotherprogramme (differentchannel) isusedforcomparisonbutnottranscribed.
  • The studentpresentstheirtranscription and ispreparedtodiscuss the descition and comparisonusing appropriate metalanguage
  • Martin Montgomery The discourseof Broadcast News A linguisticApproach
  • Monica BednarekNews Discourse
  • DiscoursesofEuropeanIdentity in TV news
  • Thornborrowet al in EuropeanIdentity: what the media sayBayley and Williams (eds)
  • Many and varieddefinitions: a termused in linguisticstodescribe the rules and conventionsunderlying the useoflanguage in extendedstretchesof text, spoken and written.
  • Language in action and the patternswhichcharacteriseparticulartypesoflanguage in action; e.g. the discourseof advertising
discourse s
  • ‘a group of statements which provide a language for talking about - a way of representing the knowledge about - a particular topic at a particular historical moment. [...] Discourse is about the production of knowledge through language’ (Hall, 1992: 291).
  • ‘It is the continuous reinforcement, through massive repetition and consistency in discourse, which is required to construct and maintain
  • reality’ (Stubbs 1996: 92).
  • the incremental effect of discourse (Baker 2006)
  • Discourseis a patterningoflanguagebeyond and betweensentences or utterances.
  • A discrete leveloflinguisticorganisation.
  • Principlesoflinguisticorganisation do not stop with the sentencebutshape the way we combine sentencestogetherintodiscourse
  • Cohesion and coherence

Discourselies at the interface of the linguistic and the social. Discourseanalysisinvolveselaborating the principlesoforganisationthatunderpin the coherenceofdiscourse.

  • Languageis a formofaction. The performance ofanactionthroughlinguisticmeansisdependent on featuresofcontext in which the utterancetakesplace.
ideational and interpersonal
Ideational and interpersonal
  • Discourseasactionrepresents the world, isconstitutiveof social relationships, itis interpersonal aswellasideational in itsfunction.
  • Characteristicfunctionsof broadcast news: announcing, reporting, greeting, challenging.
discourse practice
  • Discourseacts are part ofchainsofaction
  • Individualacts are shaped in the light ofpreceeding or succeedingacts
  • Headlines introduce bulletins;News reporters ‘sign off’
  • Discoursepractices: the regular sequentialarrangementofrecognisablysimilardiscourseactsto serve institutionalisedcommunicativepurposes.
discourse structure
  • The discourseof broadcast news can beseenas a structured set ofdiscourseunits in whichsmallerunitssuchasdiscourseactscohereintolargerunitssuchascompleted news items or interactionalexchangeswithin a news interview.
  • Structuresbuildfromsmallertolargerunits
an example
AN example
  • Watch the Italian, French and UK broadcastsfor the 50° anniversaryof the TreatyofRome and read the transcripts. Preparetocomment on the differentapproaches in termsofvisual and verbal text.

Copiesof the transcripts on Prof Blog

  • Copiesof the broadcasts in the self accesslab.
  • Come to the nextlessonpreparedtocomment