Module Identifier SP21220  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 essays of 1500 words each  40%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Students will have knowledge of work studied and confidence to approach new work in same or similar fields connected with socio-linguistics.

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.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 5