Advanced Spanish Linguistics A

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 15029

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester : 1 & 2

Module description

The first semester of this module examines the concepts of language, dialect, nation, religion and identity with specific reference to the sociolinguistic realities of contemporary Spain, in particular Catalunya, Galicia and Euskadi. In the second semester, the focus is specifically on the dialectology of the Spanish-speaking world. By the end of the module the students should be able to deploy a variety of oral and written argumentation skills; appreciate the subtleties of linguistic identity as exemplified by Spain; understand the concepts of bilingualism, diglossia, language planning, nationalism, language and dialect; comprehend the nature of dialectological difference and assign the languages and dialects of the Hispanic world to their historical and contemporary linguistic, socio-economic and political contexts.

Teaching and learning methods

2 hour seminar per week, on campus. Students will be required to take part in one group presentation per semester.