Spanish linguistics (2013/2014)

Course code
4S00962
Name of lecturer
Matteo De Beni
Coordinator
Matteo De Beni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/07 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - SPANISH
Language of instruction
Spanish
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Feb 24, 2014 al May 31, 2014.

Lesson timetable

II semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.7  
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.5  

Learning outcomes

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the analysis of some important aspects of Spanish linguistics. The focus will be on the following topics: diatopic variation in Spanish language (Spain and America); changes in Spanish orthography during the last centuries; orthographical ideas and proposals (Gonzalo Correas, Andrés Bello, José Martínez de Sousa, Gabriel García Márquez, etc.); recent linguistic reforms by Real Academia Española and Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española.
The course will be held in Spanish.

Syllabus

Bibliography:
- Gómez Torrego, Leonardo, Las normas académicas: últimos cambios, Madrid, SM, 2011 (a selection in PDF).
- Lara, Luis Fernando, “La nueva Ortografía de la Academia y su papel normativo”, Nueva Revista de Filología hispánica, t. 48, n. 1, 2000, pp. 1-23 (in PDF).
- Lipski, John M., El español de América, Madrid, Cátedra, 1994, cap. I-VII, XII, XVII, XXI, XXV.
- Martínez Alcalde, María José, La fijación ortográfica del español: norma y argumento historiográfico, Bern, Peter Lang, 2010, pp. 27-47.
- Muñoz Cortés, Manuel, “Variedades regionales del castellano en España”, in Lexicon der Romanistischen Linguistik, vol. VI, 1, Tübingen, Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1992, pp. 583-602.
- Sarmiento González, Ramón, “La nueva Ortografía académica (2010)”, Revista Cálamo FASPE, 57, 2011, pp. 9-13 (in PDF).

Supplementary references:
- Bustos Tovar, José Jesús de, “Grafética y grafémica”, in Lexicon der Romanistischen Linguistik, vol. VI, 1, Tübingen, Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1992, pp. 69-76.
- Introducción a la lingüística española, dir. Manuel Alvar, Barcelona, Ariel, 2000, cap. IV e V.
- Manual de dialectología hispánica. El español de América, dir. Manuel Alvar, Barcelona, Ariel, 1996.
- Manual de dialectología hispánica. El español de España, dir. Manuel Alvar, Barcelona, Ariel, 1996.

Please be advised:
Further details on required readings and general information on bibliographical material will be provided during classes.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in an oral discussion in Spanish of the module’s topics.