Varieties of Spanish (2020/2021)

Course code
4S006114
Name of lecturers
Dunia Hourani Martin, Giulia Nalesso
Coordinator
Dunia Hourani Martin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
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

On completion of this course, students:
– will have acquired contents of Spanish linguistics, in particular variational, in a synchronic and diachronic perspective;
– will be able to recognize and apply the treated aspects to the analysis of written texts or oral productions;
– will have acquired the knowledge necessary to implement the teaching of Spanish L2 with special attention to the variational aspects of the language.
Furthermore, C2 language level of competence in Spanish (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is also required.

Syllabus

Themes and contents (I Part, 18 hours, Prof. Nalesso)
1. Concepts of linguistic norm and variation.
2. General aspects of the variation in Spanish.
3. Norm and linguistic variety: colloquial, popular and vulgar Spanish.
4. The normative value of the dictionary in relation to diatopic variation and the concept of "panhispanismo".
5. Variation and the teaching of LS Spanish.

Texts and test material (I Part, 18 hours, Prof. Nalesso)
1. Texts and materials made available in the Moodle teaching platform.
2. A selection of readings taken from:
- Briz Gómez, A. (1996): El español coloquial, situación y uso. Madrid: Arco/Libros. (chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Hernández, H. (2020): "Variación lingüística y norma en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera", Revista Internacional de Lenguas Extranjeras, n. 14. ISSN 2014-8100. Available online: https://revistes.urv.cat/index.php/rile/article/view/2969/2919
- Moreno Fernández, F. (2007): Qué español enseñar. Madrid: Arco / Libros. (chapters A, B)
- Moreno Fernández, F. (2019): Variedades de la lengua española. London; New York: Routledge. (chapters 1, 2 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 4, 6, 14)

Themes and contents (II Part, 18 hours, Prof. Hourani Martín)
1. Spanish in the world: pluricentrism and the Spanish of America.
2. The varieties of the Spanish of America.
3. American varieties and the teaching of LS Spanish.

Texts and test material (II Part, 18 hours, Prof. Hourani Martín)
1. Hernández, H. (2020): “Variación lingüística y norma en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera”, Revista Internacional de Lenguas Extranjeras, n. 14. ISSN 2014-8100. Available online: https://revistes.urv.cat/index.php/rile/article/view/2969/2919.
2. Moreno Fernández, F. (2019): Variedades de la lengua española. London; New York: Routledge (sections 3.5, 5.3, 14.3, 14.6).
3. Moreno Fernández, F. (2007): ¿Qué español enseñar? Madrid: Arco/Libros. [capitolo 3 (B)].
4. Texts and materials made available in the Moodle teaching platform.

Teaching modality
The course will be held both in classroom and in telematic mode on the Zoom platform (link in the Moodle teaching platform), with the help of teaching materials , as well as through written texts to be analyzed during the class made available by the professor and in the Moodle teaching platform.
The theoretical content of the course will be presented and critically reflected in lectures and through practical exercises: students will be required to carry out weekly practical exercises for ongoing assessment.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Briz, Antonio El español coloquial: situación y uso Arco/Libros S. L. 2017 978-84-7635-228-1 7ª edizione
Moreno Fernández, Francisco Qué español enseñar Arco/Libros S. L. 2007 978-84-7635-447-6 II edizione (I edizione - 2000)
Hernández, Humberto Variación lingüística y norma en la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera 2020 Si tratta di un articolo tratto da Revista Internacional de Lenguas Extranjeras, n. 14, ISSN 2014-8100. Disponibile online: https://revistes.urv.cat/index.php/rile/article/view/2969/2919
Moreno Fernández, Francisco Variedades de la lengua española Routledge 2019 978-1-138-38595-5

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.
For attending students there is an ongoing assessment (I part, Prof. Nalesso).
The examination methods are the same for non-attending students.

LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE REQUIRED:
Level 5 (ALTE), C2 (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”). Linguistic competence is propaedeutic.

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