• 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

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 basic understanding of the field of Spanish linguistics
  2. Use linguistic terminology effectively in spoken and written language
  3. Apply 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 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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Workload

130 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

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed SPAN2002 or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SPAN6514. Alternatively you may gain permission of the Course Convener to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

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

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of SPAN2002 or equivalent level of language competency as demonstrated by placement test.

Majors

Minors

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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3490 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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