Academic year 2018/2019 Syllabus of previous years
Course code LMI120 (AF:254484 AR:157098)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 6
Degree level Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code L-LIN/05
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 2
Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course History of the Spanish Language is an interdisciplinary educational activity for the Iberian Studies Curriculum of the Master's Degree Programme in
European, American and Postcolonial Language and Literature and aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of historical linguistics in order to carry out a textual and philologial analysis of Spanish language. This course consists of a half-year learning module. The overall objective of this course is provide students with an advanced knowledge of morphosyntactic changes of the Spanish language.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Knowledge and understanding
Morphosyntactic changes of Spanish language.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding
Identify and describe the main morphosyntactic changes of the Spanish language; identify major historical stages of Spanish language by recognising the main phases of morphosyntactic evolution.
3. Making judgments
Ability to connect the historical stages of Spanish language with the modern standard of Spanish language and its geographical varieties, also from a diachronic point of view; ability to understand the origin of linguistic diversity of Spanish language and its causes; ability to carry out an advacne philological analysis of a historical text in Spanish language; ability to use electronic resources for the autonomous study of the history of the Spanish language.
4. Communication skills
Ability to apply the terminology of historical linguistics to describe the morphosyntactic changes of Spanish language; ability to explain the main morphosyntactic features of the historical stages of Spanish language; ability to explain properly the change phenomena.
5. Learning skills
Basic ability to self-assess the acquisition of the course contents; ability to increase knowledge by autonomously using the bibliographical references.
Knowledge of the main phonetic-phonological changes and the main historical periods of the Spanish language (knowledge acquired through the interdisciplinary educational activity of the literatures and culture curriculum of the Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language Programme) and ability to implement the acquired knowledge to move forward onto the study of the history of Spanish language at an advanced level. Basic notions of linguistics applied to Spanish language and a linguistic competence at C1 level (CEFR) of Spanish language acquired through the core educational activities of Spanish Language 1, 2 and 3 in the common curriculum of Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language programme).
1. Origins and evolution of the Iberian Peninsular languages.
2. Nouns. Case loss. Gender and number. The adjective. Adjectival endings. Comparatives and superlatives.
3. Determinants (I). Article. Demonstratives. Possessives.
4. Determinants (II). Quantifiers: numerals, interrogatives and relatives.
5. Pronouns. Stressed pronuns. Address forms. Unstressed pronouns (leísmo, laísmo and loísmo).
6. Verb (I). Inflectional classes. Infinitive forms.
7. Verb (II). Tense, aspect and modality.
8. Verb (III). Argument structure. Differential object marking. Prepositional objects.
9. Adverb. Lexical adverbs. -Mente adverbs.
10. Prepositions. Conjunctions.
11. Discourse markers.
Referral texts
Cano Aguilar, Rafael (coord.) (20052): Historia de la lengua española. Barcelona: Ariel [IBERIS Cons. E 675].
Lloyd, Paul M. (1993): Del latín al español I. Fonología y morfología históricas. Madrid: Gredos [IBERIS Coll. 20.236.1].
Penny, Ralph (1993): Gramática histórica del español. Barcelona: Ariel [IBERIS Cons. N 60], [2ª ed. (2008), IBERIS Cons. E 576], [Versión original en inglés (1991), BAUM 460.921 PENNR].
Pons Rodríguez, Lola (2010): «Los marcadores del discurso en la historia del español», en O. Loureda Lamas y E. Acín Villa (eds.), Los estudios sobre marcadores del discurso en español, hoy. Madrid: Arco/Libros, pp. 523-616. [IBERIS Cons. E 601]
Pons Rodríguez, Lola (2011): La lengua de ayer. Manual práctico de historia del español. Madrid: Arco/Libros [IBERIS Cons. E 617].
Assessment methods
A written part consisting of a multiple choice cloze (15 items) and a linguistic analysis of an old text in Spanish language regarding morphosyntactic phenomena (15 points). Duration: 90 minutes.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures. Papers reading.
Further information
The course will take place during the second semester. Non-attending students are required to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the academic year and at the beginning of the second semester.
Type of exam
Definitive programme.
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