Spanish language 3 (2018/2019)

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 18, 2019 al Jun 1, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students must demonstrate
- know the basic concepts of lexicology and morphology, such as neologism, loan, composition, derivation, etc.
- Understand the basic mechanisms of word formation in Spanish
- Approach some examples of lexical creativity, coining and semantic evolution in different areas.


Creativity in the lexicon and in the speech in Spanish

The teaching aims to offer an approach to the lexical morphology of Spanish and to the other mechanisms available to language to coin new words. It is also proposed to present such lexical and semantic mechanisms in some concrete areas and according to a perspective that includes both the morphological level and the syntagmatic and textual level.

— M. Casado Velarde, La innovación léxica en el español actual, Madrid, Síntesis, 2015.

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
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.

Erasmus students should contact the teacher.

In relation to the situation deriving from the Coronavirus emergency, the examination procedure indicated above is changed for the 2020 summer and fall sessions, in accordance with the indications of the University, in an oral interview via ZOOM on the topics and the bibliography of the teaching.