History of the Spanish Language, a linguistic time travel is an introduction to the main concepts and methods of the analysis of Spanish across time. The course focuses on the evolution of Spanish from Latin, paying attention to the changes in its components (sounds, verbs, configurations, etc.) and to the external history of the language in Spain and the world. Students will examine Spanish in its historical and changing nature and will explore the main literary works from a linguistic and cultural perspective.
This course is listed in both the Spanish major and the Linguistics major.
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:
- Describe and analyse the structures of Spanish across time using appropriate specialized terminology.
- Describe and analyse the changing and evolving nature of Spanish and the main historical events and cultural expressions linked to the language.
- Engage with current literature in historical linguistics of Spanish.
- Communicate in Spanish orally and in writing at the B2 level (first part).
Indicative AssessmentExam, 2 hours (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Oral presentation, 15 min (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Writing task and presentation, 1000 words and approx. 15 min (35%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Class engagement (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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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 TextsThe prescribed texts will be announced on Wattle
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