SPANISH LINGUISTICS (LM)

SPANISH LINGUISTICS (LM)

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Code
55962
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8743 Translation and Interpreting (LM-94) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/07
LANGUAGE
Spanish
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Translation and Interpreting)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course (6 ECTS) is taught in Semester 1 by Dr. Elena Errico.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the theoretical and methodological foundations of discourse analysis in Spanish. The basic assumption will be that textual meaning is built at several intertwined levels - grammar, pragmatics, etc. - in constant interaction with the extra-linguistic context. The course will be taught in Spanish.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing an advanced understanding of the features of the oral political discourse in the media in Spain and in Spanish America, from a pragmatics and critical discourse analysis perspective.

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

Lectures 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The oral political discourse in the media (speeches, interviews, talk shows, etc.) from a pragmatics and critical discourse analysis perspective. Authentic materials in Spanish will be analyzed, looking at the relationship between language, ideology and power that emerges from them.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Fernández Lagunilla, M. La lengua en la comunicación política, voll. 1 and 2, Madrid: ArcoLibros, 2014.

Fuentes Rodríguez, C. Estrategias argumentativas y discurso político. Madrid: ArcoLibros, 2016.

Additional materials will be uploaded to the Aulaweb portal at the beginning of the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ELENA ERRICO (President)

MORENA LANIERI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will consist of written commentary guided by open-ended questions, in Spanish, of a fragment of oral political discourse. An assignment will also have to be submitted.

Assessment methods

Grading will take into account familiarity with the contents of the bibliographical references and the ability to apply them both in terms of critical reflection and analysis of texts or transcriptions of interactions in Spanish. 

Correction and adequacy  of academic writing in Spanish will also be taken into account.