|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||11 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous Assessment: 2 x 1500 - 2000 word essays||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours written examination||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to
- understand the main methodologies of Romance linguistics as a comparative discipline
- see the point of a comparative approach to Romance languages (and by extension, to any other group of cognate languages)
- appreciate the usefulness of sociolinguistics in linguistic study (both historical and synchronic).
It is intended (although not exclusively) to serve as a 'bridging' or comparative element in a degree scheme in Romance Languages.
Students taking the module should normally have studied at least two Romance Languages.
Reading ListRecommended Background
Elcock, W.D (1975) The Romance Languages Faber Primo search Green, J.G. and Posner, R. (80-82) Trends in Romance Linguistics and Philology 4 vols Mouton Primo search Holtus, G., et al. (eds) (1987-) Lexikon der Romanistischen Linguistik Niemeyer Primo search Posner, R. (1996) The Romance Languages Cambridge University Press Primo search Wright, R. (1982) Late Latin and Early Romance Cairns Primo search Wright, R. (1991) Latin and the Romance Languages in the early Middle Ages Routledge Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5