• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Language Studies
  • Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course presents a linguistic survey of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America, with a focus on the regional, social, and ethnic diversity in language use. Through the study of the history of Spanish and Portuguese in the region, contact with Amerindian and African languages and language planning and policy, students will gain an understanding of how the Spanish and Portuguese varieties spoken in Latin America were formed and of the social reality in which they exist today. Readings will be drawn from a selection of classic and contemporary research in the area, and will be critically assessed through tutorial discussion and in a final essay.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. understand the role of language in society, in particular as it applies to the Latin American context;
  2. critically engage with scholarship in the field;
  3. think about, write and present an argument using evidence and results from sociolinguistic research;
  4. conduct and present research in Spanish.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Responses to questions based on tutorial reading, submitted weekly in Spanish (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  2. 2 x 50-min in-class tests (30%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  3. 1,000-word essay, in Spanish (30%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  4. 10-minute oral presentation, in Spanish (20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]

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Workload

2.5 weekly contact hours (including one 1.5-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial), plus 7.5 hours of regular work per week outside class

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2002 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

A set of weekly readings will be made available on Wattle, drawn from (among others):

Lipski, John M. 2006. El Español de América. Madrid: Catédra.

Mar-Molinero, Clare. 2000. Politics of language in the Spanish-speaking world. London / New York: Routledge.

Penny, Ralph. 2000. Variation and change in Spanish. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Penny, Ralph2005. Gramática histórica del español (2 ed.). Barcelona: Ariel.

Silva-Corvalán, Carmen. 2001. Sociolingüística y pragmática del español (Georgetown Studies in Spanish Linguistics). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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