SPANISH LANGUAGE I

SPANISH LANGUAGE I

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Last update 07/09/2020 06:37
Code
55926
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
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 (MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Spanish 1 consists of Spanish language lessons, with practice of the four language skills (called Lettorato), taught in Semester 1 and 2 by Dr. Morena Carla Lanieri, and a Modulo Teorico (Hispanic Linguistics Module), taught in Semester 1 by Prof. Elena Errico.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Spanish 1 tackles theoretical and applied topics of Hispanic Linguistics, with special focus on the historical, cultural and social development of Spanish. Language lessons aim at developing Advanced C1 CEFR language skills.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Hispanic Linguistics Module:

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

Lettorato:

Advanced C1 CEFR level descriptors

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Hispanic Linguistics Module:

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

Lettorato:

Analysis of cultural products (also from a language point of view) and their impact on the society and the market. 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Hispanic Linguistics Module

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 [selected chapters].

Lakoff G. y Johnson M., Metáforas de la vida cotidiana. Madrid: Cátedra,1986 [selected chapters].

van Dijk, T. Análisis crítico del discurso, Revista austral de ciencias sociales 30, 2016:  203-222.

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

Lettorato

AA.VV. Vitamina C1, Madrid: SGEL, 2018.

AA.VV. Gramática y recursos comunicativos 4 (C1), Salamanca: Santillana, 2008.

Further references will be indicated on the Aulaweb portal at the beginning of the course. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: In Semester 1 by appointment via Teams platform.

Ricevimento: By appointment, via TEAMS. Check the information about it on the teacher's personal page: Morena Carla Lanieri  

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures and language lessons

LESSONS START

Hispanic Linguistics Module: Semester 1

Lettorato: Semester 1 and 2

EXAMS

Exam description

A written test for the Hispanic Linguistics Module (a written commentary in Spanish of a fragment of oral political discourse). A written and oral test for Lettorato.

Assessment methods

Hispanic Linguistics Module

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 of analysis of interactions in Spanish. 

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

Lettorato

The Lettorato part will consist of both an oral and a written test. The written test will include the production of an argumentative text (a letter to the Editor), a short commentary of a literary text and exercises aimed at testing lexical and grammar skills. The oral test will be a conversation on current affairs topics.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Semester 1 lessons will be taught remotely via Teams and Aulaweb platforms. Semester 2 lessons, as long as the general health situation allows it, will be taught face-to-face.