- Code SPAN2602
- 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 UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
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 this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate basic understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
- Use linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
- Apply analytical techniques to 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)
4 in class Analysis problems, (each 10%, 800-1200 words) 40% (LO 1,2,3,4,5)
Oral presentation (20 minutes, recorded) 20% (LO 1,2,5)
Participation (in written and oral form) in the linguistic group discussions 10% (LO 1,2,5)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks, and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsTextbook as well as additional readings to be posted on Wattle and/or distributed in class.
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of SPAN2002 or equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by placement test.
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