20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module aims to introduce students to Linguistics, the scientific study of language, within the context of the Hispanic languages. The module introduces basic notions of linguistic analysis and makes students aware of the key differences between (a) Spanish and English and (b) Spanish, Portuguese, Galician and Catalan. The module will consolidate and extend active knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese as they are used by different speakers and in different contexts both in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. This module also aims to highlight how language can be related to people and societies and how language varies and changes over space and time.

Staff Contact: DAVIES RHIAN
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Hispanic Studies):

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