Undergraduate Course: Hispanic Linguistics (Ordinary) (ELCH09022)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course engages with different fields of Spanish linguistics, both theoretical and applied. The goal of this course is to provide students with a level of knowledge that enables them to make connections between the structure of Spanish and relevant issues in contemporary Hispanic linguistics.
This course offers a general introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics. In this course, students will reflect on the nature of human languages, what they are composed of and how they are used, focusing on the case of Spanish language. The course engages with different concepts and perspectives of linguistic analysis such as: prescriptive and descriptive linguistics, grammaticality judgments or linguistic prejudice. Students will also be provided with theorical and applied groundings in topics related to the history of Spanish and an overview of some notions of language use in the Spanish-speaking societies, including social, geographical, political, ethnic or cultural aspects.
This is a seminar-based course course that will provide a dossier of primary source texts, accompanied by recommended theoretical texts and secondary readings. Each week, a short presentation will be provided, followed by workshop-based discussions of the course readings and group activities for practicing linguistic analysis. Students' learning and understanding will be tested through written assignments, an oral presentation and a take-home exam.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| The course is completely taught and assessed in Spanish. A C1 Level of Spanish is required.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||The course is completely taught and assessed in Spanish. A C1 Level of Spanish is required.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Assignment 1 (15%)
Assignment 2 (15%)
Final Essay (30%)
Online activities + participation in discussion board (20%)
||Mid-term individual report: 15 minutes interview with each student
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the scope, defining features, and main areas of the fundamental questions that drive modern linguistic research, and an integrated knowledge of its main areas and boundaries concerning formal structure, acquisition, historical change, variation, and social dimensions of the Spanish language and the Spanish-speaking world.
- Appraise and evaluate source materials in the core areas of Hispanic linguistic theory, through the comprehension and analysis of Spanish in a range of principal linguistic contexts and discursive modes.
- Produce clear, complex reports and essays, which develop arguments both critically and systematically with the use of relevant emphases, subsidiary points, and examples.
- Demonstrate well-honed communication, presentation and interaction skills across a wide range of media and circumstances.
- Exercise autonomy and initiative and work responsibly with others, seeking guidance where appropriate from specialist practitioners.
MUÑOZ-BASOLS, J., N. MORENO, I. TABOADA y M. LACORTE (2017). Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica. London: Routledge.
De VALDÉS, Juan (1535). Diálogo de la lengua. Edición crítica de Cristina Barbolani (2009). Madrid: Cátedra.
MORENO FERNÁNDEZ, F. (director) (2010). Catálogo de voces hispánicas. Madrid: Instituto Cervantes. On-line: «http://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/voces_hispanicas/»
ALONSO CORTÉS, Ángel (2015). Lingüística. 3ª edición. Madrid: Cátedra.
ALVAR, Manuel (director) (1960). Enciclopedia lingüística hispánica. Madrid: Consejo de Investigaciones Científicas.
ALVAR, Manuel (director) (2001). Introducción a la lingüística española. Barcelona: Ariel.
ARONOFF, M. and REES-MILLER, J. (2001). The handbook of linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.
BROWN, E. K. and MILLER, J. E. (2013). The Cambridge dictionary of linguistics. Cambridge: University Press.
COSERIU, Eugenio. (1962). Teoría del lenguaje y lingu¿i¿stica general : cinco estudios. Madrid: Gredos.
DÍAZ-CAMPOS, Manuel (2011). Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
HUALDE, José Ignacio, Antxon OLARREA y Anna María ESCOBAR (2001). Introducción a la lingüística hispánica. Cambridge: University Press.
MORENO CABRERA, Juan Carlos (2013). Cuestiones clave de la lingüística. Madrid: Síntesis.
MORENO FERNÁNDEZ, F. (2015). La maravillosa historia del español. Barcelona: Espasa.
POOLE, S. (1999). An Introduction to Linguistics. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Knowledge and understanding
- Practice: applied knowledge and understanding
- Generic cognitive skills
- Communications, ICT and numeracy skills
- Autonomy, accountability and working with others
|Course organiser||Dr Carlos Soler Montes
Tel: (0131 6)50 8969
|Course secretary||Miss Kat Zabecka
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026