- 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 introduces students to the multilingual nature of the Spanish-speaking world and related global issues, such as migration and diffusion of language variability, language attitudes, and educational politics. The main focus is on diverse outcomes of language contact with Amerindian languages in its historical and contemporary context. Students will investigate how multilingualism, in its social and geographic dimensions, affects lexical and syntactic differences in Spanish as spoken in Latin America and in Europe by extension. Based on in-depth case studies and individual research projects, students will be introduced to methodologies in studying dialectal variability and will gain first-hand experience at empirical linguistic analysis.
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 an advanced understanding of the complex nature of language contact and multilingualism in its context.
- Identify and describe complexities of different varieties of Spanish.
- Systematically analyze variability across different varieties of Spanish, using linguistic theories.
- Use complex terminology in spoken and written language.
- Link variability patterns to theoretical concepts and place them within a wider cross-linguistic context.
Indicative Assessment2 Exams (in-class, 50 min each) 20% each = 40% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
Research project (Total of 1-4: 50%) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
1. written abstract, 500 words, 10% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
2. presentation to class, 10 min, 10% [LO 1,2,4,5]
3. written project report, 2000 words, 20% [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
4. final presentation to class 10 min, 10% [LO 1,2,4,5]
Participation in the weekly linguistic Forum (written and oral), 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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