Spanish language 3 (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Francesca Dalle Pezze, Matteo De Beni
Francesca Dalle Pezze
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II SEMESTRE dal Feb 27, 2017 al Jun 10, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the analysis of word formation in Spanish and to approach the vocabulary of science in the history of the Spanish language, as an example of lexical creativity and lexical-semantic evolution.


Title of the module: «Creatividad léxica y neología en el vocabulario del español».
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the analysis of word formation in Spanish.

— M. Casado Velarde, La innovación léxica en el español actual, Madrid, Síntesis, 2015.
— J. Sánchez Méndez, «La formación de palabras por composición desde un punto de vista histórico», Revista de Filología española, vol. LXXXIX, n. 1, 2009, pp. 103-128.

Please be advised:
— Further details on required readings and general information on bibliographical material will be provided during classes.
— Teaching aids are required readings. They will be provided by the professors on the “Moodle” webpage.

The course will be held in Spanish.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sánchez Méndez, Juan La formación de palabras por composición desde un punto de vista histórico 2009
Casado Velarde, Manuel La innovación léxica en el español actual (Edizione 2) Síntesis 2017 978-84-9077-151-8

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a test on theoretical and practical questions related to the course program, the bibliography and the didactic materials provided in e-learning mode. Both the formulation of the questions and the answers will be made in writing and in Spanish. The test consists of open-ended questions, multiple-choice questions and exercises. Some require metalinguistic reflection, the ability to detect phenomena handled throughout the course and to provide examples of them. The grade will be determined by calculating the average between the score obtained in the linguistic competence (C1) and that obtained in the test of the subject. The results will be communicated through a notice published on the corresponding website ("Avvisi"). For students who do not attend class, the program and the form of evaluation are the same.

Level 4 (ALTE), C1 (Council of Europe).
Assessment of linguistic competence will be on the grounds of certificates issued by the CLA (the University Linguistic Centre) or by other accredited institutions (see “Students’ Manual”, p. 25).

PREREQUISITES: Students taking this exam must have already passed the exams of Spanish Language and Literature of the 2nd year.