• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • 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.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
  2. Use advanced linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
  3. Apply complex analytical techniques to natural language data
  4. Recognise and describe similarities and differences in Spanish and English patterns
  5. Analyse these patterns using theoretical concepts

Indicative Assessment

2 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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Workload

130 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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN6504 or have an equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course. Incompatible with SPAN2602.

Prescribed Texts

Textbook as well as additional readings to be posted on Wattle and/or distributedin class.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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