- Code SPAN6604
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Spanish
- Areas of interest European Languages, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Latin American Languages, Language Studies, Latin American Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course is an introduction to the main concepts and methods of analysis and interpretation of dialectal variation across the Spanish-speaking world. The focus will be on lexical and syntactic differences in Spanish as spoken in Europe and Latin America, including consideration of how these differences arose, as well as how they are maintained in modern day society. Postgraduate students will apply linguistic theories and methodologies to first-hand empirical analysis of variation across the Hispanic world.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of the complex nature of variation and its context;
- Identify and describe complex variation across different varieties of Spanish;
- Systematically analyse variation across different varieties of Spanish, using linguistic theories;
- Use precise linguistic terminology in spoken and written language; and
- Link variation patterns to theoretical concepts and place them within a wider cross-linguistic context.
Indicative Assessment2 Exams 40% (20% each, in class, 50 minutes) (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Oral presentation 25% (recorded, 15 min talk, 5 min discussion) (LO 1,2,4,5)
Critical summary of linguistic reading (3000 words) (30%) (LO 1,2,4,5,6)
Participation 5% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
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WorkloadThis course has three contact hours (1 lecture, 1 linguistic forum and 1 tutorial) per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (total 130 hours).
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Prescribed TextsTextbook and any additional readings will be posted on Wattle and/or distributed in class.
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