Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT005Q (AF:356834 AR:189198)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Class 2
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
2nd Semester
Course year
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Course on Spanish and Latin American language is a core edutional activity in the common curriculum of Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language programme. This course consists of a half-year learning module and of an annual coursework. The overall objective of this course is to develop a basic metalinguistic competence in Spanish and Latin American language, regarding the phonological and morphological structures, as well as to achieve linguistic competence at B1 level - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Learning outcomes are assessed through a structured test.
Students from Politico Internazionale (A-L) must attend class 2.
1. Knowledge and understanding
Phonological and morphological structures of Spanish and Latin American language.
Linguistic competence in Spanish and Latin American language at B1 CEFR level.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding
Ability to recognize and describe the main phonetic, phonological, graphic and morphological units of Spanish; ability to represent sounds and phonemes by means of transcription systems; ability to carry out syllabic and morphological segmentation; ability to use derivational patterns for word-formation; ability to interact in communicative situations on a B1 CEFR level; ability to understand and produce oral and written texts at B1 CEFR level.

3. Making judgments
Ability to make grammaticality and correctness judgements, relying on linguistic reflexion; ability to retrieve bibliographical sources suggested by the lecturer; ability to make basic use of electronic resources devised for phonological and morphological study (such as Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas, www.speechandhearing.net/laboratory/wasp, www.gedlc.ulpgc.es or Spanish Language reverse dictionary dirae.es); ability to display communication skills on a B1 level.
4. Communication skills
Ability to explain on a basic level contrastive differences between phonological and morphological structures on Spanish and Italian; ability to make use of linguistic terminology to describe phonological and morphological phenomena of Spanish and Latin American language; ability to interact in Spanish and Latin American language in communicative situations at a B1 CEFR level; ability to put into practice linguistic competence at a B1 level in order to present issues raised during the metalinguistic module.
5. Learning skills
Basic ability to self-assess acquisition of metalinguistic contents as well as linguistic competence of Spanish and Latin American language; ability to implement foreground knowledge to move forward onto the following course (Lingua Spagnola 2).
Knowledge of the basic terminology and tools for lingusitic analysis, with particular reference to phonology and morphology, and ability to carry out a linguistic analysis of the phonological and morphological level of L1 (knowledge and ability acquired through the basic educational activities relevant to Linguistics and Language Teaching of the Languages, Civilisation and the Science of Language Programme).
Half-year module:
1. Phonetics and phonology: general concepts; vowels; consonants: occlusives, fricatives, affricates, nasals, laterals, vibrants; syllable; prosody: accent and intonation.
2. Morphology: morphological analysis: the limits of morphology; units of morphology; word structure; inflectional morphology, derivational morphology.
3. Word formation: prefixation; suffixation; parasynthetic compounding; compounding; other word formation processes.

Grammatical, phonetic-graphic, lexical, textual contents; functional exponents in Spanish at B1 level CEFR.
(To be added to classnotes)
Antonio Quilis, Principios de fonología y fonología española, Madrid, Arco/Libros, 1997 [IBERIS Cons. E 264].
Florencio del Barrio de la Rosa, “Unidades de la morfología”, en Gramática de referencia de español para alófonos. I. Sonidos, grafías y clases de palabras. Bologna/Salamanca, CLUEB/EUS, pp. 93-118 [IBERIS Cons. E 754.1].
Florencio del Barrio de la Rosa, “La formación de palabras”, en Gramática de referencia de español para alófonos. III. Oración, discurso, léxico. Bologna/Salamanca, CLUEB/EUS, pp. 1413-1463 [IBERIS Cons. E 754.3; LINGUIS L.IE R.Spa GRA GREIT 1.3].

Linguistic training:
VV.AA, Campo Sur. Madrid, Difusión.
VV.AA, Gramática básica del estudiante de español, Madrid, Difusión, 2005.
Students’ learning is assessed via a two-part exam:
i) a written part consisting of a multiple choice cloze test or gap-filling for assessing linguistic competence (B1) (40% of the final mark);
ii) A written exam consisting of multiple choice test and 3 open questions for assessing the knwoledge the metalinguistic competence in phonetics, phonology and morphology of Spanish as well as written skils (60% of the final mark).

Both parts are scheduled in the same day.
Duration (part i + part ii): 100 minutes.

In order t o get an overall pass in Lingua Spagnola 1 (LT0051) or Lingua Ispano-americana 1 (LT005Q), students must:
- get a mark equal to or greater than 60% in the written part (i)
- get a mark equal to or greater than 60% in the written part (ii)
No partial marks will be maintained for the following exam sessions.

Students holding a DELE certificate of B1 level (or higher) are not required to take the written part (i) on linguistic competence, on the conditions that i) the date of the exam is at the latest two years prior to the date in which the certificate was obtained ii) they provide the lecturer with a paper or electronic copy (both sides) of the certificate. No other certificates shall be accepted.
Frontal lectures; practical exercising; self-assessment exercising through Moodle platform.
Module lectures will take place during the second semester. Coursework will take place during the whole academic year.
Non-attending students are required to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the academic year and at the beginning of the second semester.
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 18/06/2021