Module Identifier SP21220  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Robert Havard  
Semester Semester 2  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 essays of 1500 - 2000 words each   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

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. Delivered (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.

Learning outcomes

Students will have knowledge of work studied and confidence to approach new work in same or similar fields connected with socio-linguistics.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Mar-Molinero, C. The Spanish Speaking World. A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues.. London: Routledge
Lipski, J. (1994) Latin American Spanish. London: Longman
Mar-Molinero, C (forthcoming). The Politics of Language in the Spanish-Speaking World. London: Routledge
Stewart, M. (1999) The Spanish Language: Today. London: Routledge
Lozano, Domingo. Lenguaje Femenino, Lenguaje Masculino Condiciona Nuestro Sexo la Forma de Hablar?. Madrid: Minerva Ediciones
Milroy, L. (1987) Observing and Analysing Natural Language. Oxford: Blackwell