Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Spanish Language
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)

Coordinating teacher: MORIMOTO , YUKO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities

Students are expected to have completed
The student needs a perfect domain of Spanish and its orthography to pass this subject.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
Subject-specific competences: - To become familiar with the key literature on the subject and to conduct effective searches for study resources. - To deepen knowledge and understanding of the grammatical system of Spanish language. - To achieve the basic knowledge of the mechanisms of verbal communication which lie beyond the scope of grammar. the linguistic (phonological, morphological and syntactic) system of Spanish language. - To identify the main parameters of language variation necessary to analyze the current situation of Spanish language. - To apply linguistic concepts and criteria in the observation and analysis of phenomena involving language use.
Description of contents: programme
The subject is divided into four parts, preceded by an instroduction dedicated to an initial reflexions. As a part of the Bachelor in Humanities, this course offers a multidimensional approach to Spanish language from different Human Science perspectives without forgetting its social dimension. 1. Introduction: basic concepts and initial reflexions 2. Spanish language as a system of structures 3. Spanish language and Human Communication 4. Current situation of Spanish language: unity and diversity 5. Spanish language in Society
Learning activities and methodology
IN CLASS/VIRTUAL ACTIVITIES The course will consist on online theoretical classes, in which the main topics of the subject will be explained, and practical face-to-face classes, where learning activities such as the following will be conducted: comments on the course reading and related activities, excercises and discussions; in these face-to-face sessions, the active involvement of students is required. INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITIES As well as face to face and virtual sessions, the students should do other activities out of the room in an individual way. Students will be expected to conduct the following autonomous activities: to participate in the preparation of the individual and group work to be presented in class, and, when required, to be submitted; to complete the reading assignments indicated in class; to prepare for the final examinatio. DISTRIBUTION OF THE WORK - In-Class/virtual work: 60 hours. - Individual work: 90 hours. - Total work: 150 hours (6 ECTS) TUTORIALS: There will be two hours of virtual tutorials every week.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • ALVAR EZQUERRA, Manuel:. "La formación de palabras en español".. Madrid, Arco Libros, 1993..
  • BOSQUE, Ignacio y DEMONTE, Violeta:. "Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española".. Madrid, Espasa- Calpe, 1999, 3 vols..
  • Bernárdez, Enrique. ¿Qué son las lenguas?. Madrid, Alianza,. 1999
  • Escandell Vidal, M. Victoria et als.. El lenguaje humano.. Madrid, Editorial universitaria Ramón Areces.. 2009.
  • Escandell, María Victoria. Introducción a la pragmática.. Barcelona, Ariel,. 1996
  • GARCÉS GÓMEZ, María Pilar:. "Las formas verbales en español".. Madrid, Verbum, 1997..
  • GARCÉS GÓMEZ, María Pilar:. "La oración compuesta en español".. Madrid, Verbum, 2005..
  • García Mouton, Pilar.. Así hablan las mujeres: curiosidades y tópicos del uso femenino del lenguaje.. Madrid, La esfera de los libros,. 2003.
  • Garrido, Joaquín. Manual de lengua española.. Madrid, Castalia,. 2009.
  • GÓMEZ TORREGO, Leonardo:. "Ortografía de uso del español actual".. Madrid, SM, 2001..
  • GÓMEZ TORREGO, Leonardo:. "Hablar y escribir correctamente. Gramática normativa del español actual".. Madrid, Arco Libros, 2006..
  • MONTOLÍO, E., GARACHANA, M. y SANTIAGO, M.:. "Manual de escritura académica".. Barcelona, Ariel, 2000, 3 vols..
  • Mendívil-Giró, José Luis.. El cambio lingüístico: sus causas, mecanismos y consecuencias.. Madrid, Editorial Síntesis,. 2015.
  • Moreno Cabrera, Juan Carlos.. La dignidad e igualdad de las lenguas. Crítica de la discriminación lingüística.. Madrid, Alianza,. 2016.
  • Moreno Cabrera, Juan Carlos:. Spanish is different.. Madrid, Castalia. 2010
  • Moreno Fernández, Francisco.. Principios de sociolingüística y sociología del lenguaje. . Barcelona, Ariel,. 2005.
  • Moreno Fernández, Francisco.. La lengua española en su geografía.. Madrid, Arco/Libros,. 2009.
  • PAVÓN LUCERO, María Victoria:. "Gramática práctica del español".. Madrid, Instituto Cervantes / Espasa-Calpe, 2007..
  • QUILIS, Antonio:. "Principios de fonología y fonética españolas".. Madrid, Arco Libros, 1997..
  • RAE/ASALE:. "Manual de la Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española",. Madrid, Espasa,. 2010
  • RAE/ASALE:. Ortografía de la lengua española.. Madrid, Espasa,. 2010.
  • RAE/ASALE:. Glosario de términos gramaticales.. Salamanca, Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca,. 2019
  • RAE/ASALE: . El buen uso del español.. Madrid, Espasa,. 2013
  • RAE:. "Diccionario panhispánico de dudas",. Madrid, Santillana,. 2005
  • RAE:. Diccionario panhispánico de dudas,. Madrid, Santillana,. 2005
  • Torrens Álvarez, María Jesús.. Evolución e historia de la lengua española.. Madrid, Arco/Libros,. 2017.
Additional Bibliography
  • ACADEMIA ESPAÑOLA:. "Diccionario de la lengua española".. Madrid, Espasa Calpe, 2001..
  • AGENCIA EFE:. "Diccionario del español urgente".. Madrid, SM..
  • BOSQUE, Ignacio:. "REDES. Diccionario combinatorio del español contemporáneo".. Madrid, SM, 2004..
  • BOSQUE, Ignacio:. "Diccionario combinatorio práctico del español contemporáneo".. Madrid, SM, 2006..
  • GUTIÉRREZ CUADRADO, Juan (dir.):. "Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española".. Madrid-Salamanca, Santillana-Universidad de Salamanca, 1995..
  • MALDONADO, Concepción (dir.):. "Clave. Diccionario de uso del español actual".. Madrid, SM, 1999..
  • MOLINER, María:. "Diccionario de uso del español".. Madrid, Gredos, 1998..
  • MOLINER, María:. "Diccionario de uso del español".. Madrid, Gredos, 1998..
  • SECO, Manuel, ANDRÉS, Olimpia y RAMOS, Gabino:. "Diccionario del español actual".. Madrid, Aguilar, 1999..

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