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Module

SPA2019 : World Spanish

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Ian MacKenzie
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

In accordance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module aims to build on skills gained at Stage 1, to introduce students to the different varieties of Spanish that are spoken in the world.

Students will learn about varieties of Spanish throughout the world: Spain, Latin America, USA, Philippines and Equatorial Guinea. The lectures look at Spanish on a region-by-region basis, but students will be expected to adopt a thematic perspective, using the data to address such issues as the standard language versus regional varieties, social variation, languages in contact (Andes, Meso America, Paraguay, USA), creole Spanish (Pacific and Caribbean), archaism in the Americas, linguistic drift and dialect classification.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics as follows:
1. Castilian Spanish, 2. Atlantic Spanish, 3. The African contribution, 4. Creole Spanish in the Americas, 5. Creole elements in Vernacular Caribbean Spanish, 6. Indigenous influences in the Andes, 7. Guarani influences on Spanish in Paraguay, 8. Indigenous influences on Spanish in Mesoamerica, 9. Spanish in the USA, 10. Southern Cone Spanish, 11. Pacific Coast Spanish, 12. Highland Colombia & Venezuela, 13. Mexican & Central American Spanish, 14. Spanish in the Philippines.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable