Module Identifier EL20220  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Professor David A Trotter  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   11 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   11 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam2 Hours  60%
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 x 1500 - 2000 word essays. Only the better of the two marks will be taken for the continuous assessment element this is to allow some assessment to be formative as well as (or instead of) summative. If a student fails to submit one piece of the two required, and does not supply the tutor concerned with valid reasons/evidence in writing, the mark for the one piece of work submitted will be carried forward as a continuous assessment mark but divided by two. If no assessed work is submitted, the mark for the continuous assessment element (which will be fed into the overall module assessment) will be zero.40%
Supplementary Exam 1 x 2 hour examination if continuous assessment submitted. 1 x 3 hour examination if no continuous assessment submitted.100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to

Brief description

The module will (a) introduce students to the main themes and methodologies of Romance linguistics as a comparative discipline (b) present some case-studies of aspects of Romance linguistics (c) alert students to the need (when studying any one Romance language) to take account of data from adjacent Romance languages and (d) emphasize the need for the broadly sociolinguistic approach in this branch of linguistics.

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 Lists

** Recommended Background
Elcock, W.D (1975) The Romance Languages Faber
Green, J.G. and Posner, R. (80-82) Trends in Romance Linguistics and Philology 4 vols. Mouton
Holtus, G., et al. (eds) (1987-) Lexikon der Romanistischen Linguistik Niemeyer
Posner, R. (1996) The Romance Languages Cambridge University Press
Wright, R. (1982) Late Latin and Early Romance Cairns
Wright, R. (1991) Latin and the Romance Languages in the early Middle Ages Routledge


This module is at CQFW Level 5