|Module Title||ROMANCE LINGUISTICS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor David A Trotter|
|Course delivery||Lecture||11 Hours.|
|Seminars / Tutorials||11 Hours.|
Content : Lectures
3,4 "Razze latine non esistono: esiste la latinita": Latin Heritage
5,6 Barbarians to the north and infidels to the south: Germanic and Arabic influences
7,8 Language contact phenomena in the emergence of Romance vernaculars
9,10 Standardization and normalization: the development of the Romance languages
1-4 Introduction to relevant Romance dictionaries : French (FEW), Italian (Battaglia, LEI),
Spanish (Corominas), Occitian (Lv, Rn, DOM, DAG/DAO).
5-6 Online lexicographical resources.
7-10 Presentations of particular topics arising from lexical study.
|Problem solving||By being expected to address and resolve various problems (methodological as well as empirical) posed by the comparative study of the Romance languages.|
|Research skills||Required to find, evaluate and use source materials (primary and secondary).|
|Communication||Expected to communicate in seminars and to present group findings, as well as to write at an appropriate level for assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be able to observe the improvement in their own competence in handling complex data and dictionaries.|
|Team work||Expected to work in groups, and to present (jointly) group findings to seminars. Development of team skills in dividing up work and organizing it.|
|Information Technology||Quantities of the data which will be discussed are accessible only on-line and will entail the acquisition of some elementary competence in database searching.|
|Application of Number||Only applicable if students choose to undertake the c/a project on lexical data in a way which entails e.g. statistical analysis of lexical forms or distribution. No assessment unless chosen c/a topic needs it.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Not directly addressed in this module|
|Subject Specific Skills||Use of historical dictionaries of Romance languages and by extension, of any language. This is a relatively (and increasingly) rare skill of fundamental importance for any research in historical linguistics.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6