- 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
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 have the knowledge and skills 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 appropriate 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 (in-class, 50 min each) 40% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
Research project, made up of four parts:
-written abstract, 500 words, 10% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
-presentation to class, 10 min, 10% [LO 1,2,4,5]
-written project report, 2000 words, 20% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
-final presentation to class 10 min, 10% [LO 1,2,4,5]
Participation (reading questions and in-class activities) 10% [LO 1,2,4,5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 3 hours of class per week
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsTextbook and any additional readings will be posted on Wattle and/or distributed in class.
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of SPAN6504 or equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by placement test.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9367||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|