Module Identifier SP31220  
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: Two essays of 1500 - 2000 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 sociolinguistics.

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


This module is at CQFW Level 6