Linguística Inglesa Aplicada - Línguas e Relações Empresariais - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 2 / 2º Semestre
Plan: 2013/14
Scientific Area: LIG
Level: Intermédio

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical-Pratical: 64.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Línguas e Relações Empresariais - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2013/14

Teaching Staff

Alcina Maria Pereira de Sousa
Alcina Maria Pereira de Sousa

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

This course is designed to make students: (1) identify, relate and apply linguistic (morphological, lexical and syntactic) and discursive choices, among other recurrent ones in the target language, whether in everyday communication in standard English, or in domains and discursive practices associated with their vocational and professional areas; (2) identify and apply more frequent stylistic and pragmatic choices in business-related domains and fields so that they may argue for and communicate with diverse interlocutors.



. Applying the theoretical knowledge students have acquired in the English Linguistics Course to practical situations.

. Promoting students' guided study of set texts (cf. bibliography) so that they build on a glossary of technical jargon coupled by defining entries and plenty of examples so as to: (1) illustrate newly introduced concepts concerning syntax and text analysis and (2) describe most of the regularities in different discursive practices in business-related domains. Fostering students' autonomous selection of texts linked to diverse discursive communities.



Evaluation Criteria


 It is mandatory for all students (with the exception of worker students) who have enrolled in this course to attend 80% of all classes during the semester.

  • During the semester there will be two written exams (see table below).
  • The students' oral production will also be assessed in class during the semester (see table below), for instance, making a short oral presentation on a linguistic analysis in context of authentic sources, or chapter analysis on any topic of the syllabus.
  • It is mandatory for worker students to be assessed in the oral component as well. In case these are unable to attend classes regularly, they must consult the course lecturer at the beginning of the course to schedule their oral participation.
  • Students who fail to attend 80% of classes, at the time the written exam takes place, will be excluded and will therefore Fail, but will be allowed to take the Re-sit Exam.
  • Students who have not reached an average mark of 9.5 at the end of the semesterwill be allowed to do the Re-sit Exam. This will count as 100% and will include all the semester material.
  • All the work assigned during the semester is exam-relevant. Home assignments are compulsory and in class meetings students are expected to be participative and make active contributions.

 TYPE A ASSESSMENT - Final grading consists of:


a) Exam                   

9 Points

b)Oral presentation

9 Points

c) Oral production

2 points


Re-sit Exam                    



The exam will take place on the following date: 17 th May 2018, 11:00-13:00


Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

Bloomer, A. et al., Introducing Language in Use: A Coursebook, London and New York: Routledge, 2005.

Carter, R. and M. McCarthy, Cambridge Grammar of English: A Comprehensive Guide - Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Carter, R., et al., Working with Texts: A Core Introduction to Language Analysis, London and New York: Routledge, 2001.

Fabb, N., Sentence Structure, London: Routledge, 2001.

Frommer, P. and E. Finegan, Looking at Languages: a Workbook in Elementary Linguistics, Australia: Heinle and Heinle, 1999.

Hewings, A., Grammar and Context: An advanced Resource Book, London: Routledge Applied Linguistics 2005.

Trask, R. L., Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics, London: Routledge, 1998.

Yule, G., The Study of Language, Cambridge: CUP, 1985.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Biber, D. et al., Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English, Essex: Longman, 2004.

Bloor, T., et al., The Functional Analysis of English: A Hallidayan Approach, Oxford: Arnold, 1995.

Bussmann, H., Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

Candlin, C. (ed.), The Applied Linguistics Reader, London and New York: Routledge, 2002.

Catford, J. C., A Linguistic Theory of Translation, Oxford: OUP, 1965.

Chomsky, N., Syntactic Structures, The Hague: Mouton, 1957.

Chomsky, N., Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1965.

Coffin, C., et al., Applying English Grammar- Functional and Corpus Approaches, London: Open University Press, 2004.

Collins, P. and C. Hollo, English Grammar: An Introduction, London: Macmillan, 2000.

Crystal, D., A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, Oxford: Blackwell, 1997.

Downing, A., et al., A University Course in English Grammar, Hempstead: Prentice Hall, 1995.

Eggins, S., An Introduction to Systemic Functional Linguistics, London: Pinter, 1994.

Graddol, D., et al., Describing Language, Open Univ. Press, 1994.

Halliday, M. A. K., Introduction to Functional Grammar, London: Edward Arnold, 1994.

Leech, G., et al., English Grammar for Today: a New Introduction, Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Matthews, P., Syntax, Cambridge: CUP, 1996.

McCarthy, M., Spoken Language and Applied Linguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

O'Grady, W., et al., Contemporary Linguistics: an Introduction, London: Longman, 1996.

Payne, T., Morpho- Syntax: a Guide for Field Linguistics, Cambridge: CUP, 1997.

Pratt, M-L., et al., Linguistics for Students of Literature, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.

Quirk, R., et al., A University Grammar of English, London: Longman.

Rutherford, W., A Workbook in the Structure of English, London: Blackwell, 1998.

Sealey, A. and B. Carter, Applied Linguistics as Social Science, London and New York: Continuum, 2004.

Trask, R. L., Key Concepts in Language and Linguistics, London: Routledge, 1998.

Trask, R. L., A Dictionary of Grammatical Terms in Linguistics, London: Routledge, 1993.

Wardhaugh, R., Understanding English Grammar: a Linguistic Approach, Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.




Bartell, K., American Business English, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press.

Chambers Technical Dictionary (multilingual, bilingual or English only), Edinburgh: Chambers.

Harrap's Dictionary of Science & Technology, Kent: Harrap Books.

Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary for Advanced Learners, London: HarperCollins.

Dictionary of English Phrasal Verbs and their Idioms, London: HarperCollins.Jones, D., English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, London: Longman.Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, London: Macmillan.

Student Support

Wednesdays from 14:30 to 17:30 p.m.

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