- Code SPAN6514
- 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 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 a strong understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
- Use advanced linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
- Apply complex 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 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 (in written and oral form) in the linguistic group discussions, 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 over 12 weeks: 3 hours of class per week, 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 distributedin class.
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