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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of thiscourse, studentswill be able to:
- Demonstrate a strong understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
- Use advanced linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
- Apply complex analytical techniques to analyse natural language data
- Recognise and describe similarities and differences in Spanish and English patterns
- Analyse these patterns using theoretical concepts
Indicative Assessment2 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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Workload3 weekly contact hours (1 lecture, 1 tutorial and 1 linguistic discussion group), and 7 additional hours of independent study per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsTextbook as well as additional readings to be posted on Wattle and/or distributedin class.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8846||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|