Module Identifier SP31220  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert Havard  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   60%  
  Continuous assessment   Two essays of 1500 - 2000 words each   40%  

Brief description
The course is aimed at introducing undergraduate students to a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the Spanish-speaking world. It is especially designed for those students who have a sound practical knowledge of Spanish but who have little or no knowledge of linguistics and sociolinguistics. Delievered (mainly) in Spanish, the module provides a necessary introduction to sociolinguistic theory, but is primarily practical in its aims, allowing students to discover and discuss a series of social aspects that relate to the use of Spanish in the community.