• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Spanish
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Elisabeth Mayer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of Spanish theoretical and descriptive linguistics beyond grammar with a brief introduction to the evolution of the language. The main components of the Spanish language; phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, semantics and pragmatics, are introduced using the corresponding linguistic metalanguage. Students analyse and investigate how these interdependent components interact as subsystems to form a successful communication tool. In order to facilitate the understanding of complex structures, students will also explore contrastive analysis of English and Spanish language patterns, and where appropriate with other languages.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of thiscourse, studentswill be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
  2. Use advanced linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
  3. Apply complex analytical techniques to analyse natural language data
  4. Recognise and describe similarities and differences in Spanish and English patterns
  5. Analyse these patterns using theoretical concepts

Indicative Assessment

2 Exams (in-class, 50 minutes each) 30% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

Critical summary of a reading,2500 words,20% (LO 1,2,5)

Oral presentation (15 minutes, recorded) (10%) (LO 1,2,5)

4 Analysis problems(in class, each 10%, 800-1200 words) 40% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)

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Workload

3 weekly contact hours (1 lecture, 1 tutorial and 1 linguistic discussion group), and 7 additional hours of independent study per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN6504 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

Textbook as well as additional readings to be posted on Wattle and/or distributedin class.

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 $1110
2004 $1836
2005 $2178
2006 $2178
2007 $2178
2008 $2178
2009 $2178
2010 $2250
2011 $2310
2012 $2358
2013 $2358
2014 $2484
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5153 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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