Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (2020/2021)

Course code
4S002964
Name of lecturers
Dunia Hourani Martin, Benedetta Binacchi
Coordinator
Dunia Hourani Martin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/07 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - SPANISH
Language of instruction
Spanish
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to consolidate the knowledge of aspects of the tradition of linguistic research in the Hispanic context. At the end of the course students: – should know the basics of theoretical models to account for linguistic phenomena related to Spanish in a synchronic or diachronic perspective; – will apply these models to written and oral texts in Spanish, proving to be able to organize the aspects studied in a systematic manner.

Syllabus

Themes and contents (I Part, 18 hours, Prof. Binacchi)
1. Introduction to the concepts of: linguistic norm, linguistic variation, polycentric Spanish norm, linguistic contact, pidgin, creole language.
2. Spanish language and creolization phenomena.
3. Emerging varieties of Spanish: the case of US Spanish.

Texts and test material (I Part, 18 hours, Prof. Binacchi)

1. Lipski, John M. (2004): «Las lenguas criollas de base hispana», Lexis, vol. XXVIII, nn. 1-2, pp. 461-508.
2. Voces “creolo”, “geografia linguistica”, “pidgin”, “sostrato”/“adstrato” en Gian Luigi Beccaria (dir.), Dizionario di linguistica e di filologia, metrica e retorica, Torino, Einaudi, 2004 (nuova ed.).
3. Fernández, Francisco Moreno (2008): “Dialectología hispánica de los Estados Unidos”, Enciclopedia del español en los Estados Unidos, anuario de 2008 del Instituto Cervantes. Disponibile online: https://cvc.cervantes.es/Lengua/anuario/anuario_08/pdf/espanol02.pdf.
4. Gómez Font, Alberto (2002): “El español en los medios de comunicación en EE. UU.”, CVC Centro Virtual Cervantes, disponibile online: https://cvc.cervantes.es/lengua/espanol_eeuu/comunicacion/agomez.htm.
5. Texts and materials made available in the Moodle teaching platform.

Themes and contents (II Part, 18 hours, Prof. Hourani Martín)

1. Introduction to phraseology: definition and origins of the discipline, characterization of phraseological units and their typology.
2. Phraseology and variation.
3. Contrastive phraseology.

Texts and test material (II Part, 18 hours, Prof. Hourani Martín)

1. Penadés Martínez, Inmaculada (2021-2013): “La fraseología y su objeto de estudio”, Linred: Lingüística en la Red, 10. ISSN-e 1697-0780. Available online: https://ebuah.uah.es/dspace/handle/10017/24039.
2. Navarro, Carmen (2007): “Fraseología contrastiva del español y el italiano (análisis de un corpus bilingüe)”, Tonos digital: Revista de estudios filológicos, 13. ISSN-e 1577-6921. Available online: https://www.um.es/tonosdigital/znum13/secciones/estudios_U_fraseologia.htm.
3. Texts and materials made available in the Moodle teaching platform.

Teaching modality
The course will be held in telematic mode on the Zoom platform, with the help of teaching materials , as well as through written texts to be analyzed during the class made available in the Moodle teaching platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam, in the form of a written test, aims to test the breadth and depth of knowledge gained on the topics in the programme, as well as the property of language, terminological precision and the ability to connect in a systemic form the knowledge acquired. The exam will focus on the program carried out during the lessons, the teaching materials and the bibliography of the course. Both questions and answers will be formulated in Spanish. The examination methods are the same for non-attending students.
ATTENDING STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CARRY OUT A TEST IN ITINERE ON THE FIRST PART OF THE COURSE (Prof.ssa Binacchi). More details will be published on the course page in Moodle.

PLEASE NOTE AS FOLLOWS:
IN RELATION TO THE CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY, THE EXAMINATION PROCEDURE DESCRIBED ABOVE MAY BE MODIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES.