The European language 1 MA course comes under the core educational activities of the MA course in Modern Languages for International Communication and, specifically, among the founding and cross-curricular activities aimed at deepening knowledge and competences in both the linguistic, cultural and textual heritage of the languages studied. The course aims at providing further deepening of specific knowledge and area specific analytical and methodological competences, while strengthening those already acquired during the previous three-year Bachelor’s degree course. On the basis of the competence levels required for access and in view of the C1 level achievement in all competences foreseen at the end of the second year, the course is aimed at the consolidation and strengthening of the entry levels and at deepening the linguistic, sociolinguistic, metalinguistic and pragmatic competences in the language object of study in international communication contexts.
Specifically, the following will be further deepened:
a) ability to interact in the foreign language also within specialist contexts;
b) ability to analyse written, spoken and multimedia genres and text typologies within general and specialised language use;
c) knowledge and comprehension of the theoretical and applied aspects of mediation and translation processes;
c.1) analysis, translation and production of short texts belonging to different textual genres and produced in a number of specialised sectors (workshop);
d) application of acquired knowledge to different textual typologies;
e) (spoken and written) mediation competences within multilingual and multicultural interaction contexts;
f) knowledge and use of information technology tools for corpora analysis (written, spoken and multimedia texts);
g) capacity of planning brief research studies on the language/s studied;
g.1) analysis of research studies and use of information technology tools (e.g. Corpora software) in the language studied (workshop).
Expected learning results: students will have linguistic, sociolinguistic, metalinguistic and pragmatic competence in the language object of study in international communication contexts; they will be able to interact in the foreign language also in specialist contexts; to analyse written, spoken and multimedia genres and textual typologies; to understand mediation and translation processes; they will have competences of mediation in multilingual and multicultural interaction contexts, of planning short research studies on the language studied; they will know (and be able to use) the information and technology tools for corpora analysis.
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Spanish in international communication. Discourse analysis and specialized translation.

The course aims to deepen the knowledge of the Spanish language by developing the skills of analysis and translation of the discourse characterizing the complex context of international communication.
The theoretical reflection on a variety of issues relating to the international dimension of the language (intercultural communication, linguistic variation, pluricentric norm, new technologies, among others) will be accompanied by the linguistic-pragmatic analysis of different types of discourses/texts belonging to concrete contexts of use of Spanish in an international context (e.g. institutional, journalistic, tourist). Students will also have the opportunity to practice the translation of some specialized languages of international relevance.

Core Documentation

Emilio RIDRUEJO, Manual de lingüística española, De Gruyter, 2019. (selected chapters).

Asunción ESCRIBANO, Las voces del texto como recurso persuasivo, Arco Libros, Madrid, 2009.

Additional bibliographical references and materials will be supplied during the course.

Type of delivery of the course

Students are strongly advised to attend the classes. All students are requested to enter the MOODLE Platform of the course: http://moodle.llcs.uniroma3.it/login/index.php.

Type of evaluation

DISTANCE EXAMS on ONLINE PLATFORM -Written and oral language tests on Microsoft Teams platform. -Final oral exam on Microsoft Teams platform, with written work due before the oral exam (more information in the Moodle space of the course).