Bachelor’s Programme in Languages.
Only for students of Spanish Philology.
After completing Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, the student will be able to:
-distinguish between the phonological and phonetic level in Spanish;
-discover the phonological organization of Spanish contrasting it with his/her mother language;
-identify the production and the articulatory characteristics of Spanish speech sounds;
-use the symbols to represent the Spanish phonemes and sounds and will apply his/her knowledge to the phonological and phonetic transcriptions of texts.
After completing Spanish Pronunciation, the student has learned to:
-reflect on his/her own Spanish pronunciation comparing it with the Spanish pronunciation of other learners of Spanish as a second language (L2) and with native speakers;
-explore the problems of the Spanish pronunciation encountered by Finnish native speaker learners of Spanish;
-reflect on the Spanish pronunciation taking into account the different varieties and s/he will be coherent with the chosen variety;
-be conscious about the differences that might cause misunderstanding and those that are only related to different accent.
It is recommended to take this course in the first year of studies.
Spanish Phonetics, Phonology, Pronunciation consists of two parts:
-Spanish Phonetics and Phonology: it will be offered in autumn, Period I and II (14 x 2h)
-Spanish Pronunciation: it will be offered in autumn, Period I (7 x 2h)
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology:
-Concepts of Phonetics and Phonology
-Articulatory, Acoustic and Auditory Phonetics
-Spanish vowels, diphthongs, triphthongs and hiatus.
-The Spanish syllable
-Aspects of connected speech (elision, linking)
-Accent, rhythm and intonation
-Special consideration on the distinction between the phonological and phonetic level.
-Review and practice of the Spanish sounds (vowels and consonants) with particular difficulties for Finnish native speaker learners of Spanish.
-Practice of texts with special attention to suprasegmental features: accent, rhythm and intonation.
Quilis, A. & Fernández (1982), Curso de fonética y fonología españolas, Madrid, CSIC.
Hualde, J. I. (2014). Los sonidos del español. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Teacher’s material on Moodle.
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology:
Sessions will consist of a theoretical part explained by the teacher followed by series of activities to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge.
The student practices different sounds and suprasegmental features of the Spanish following the instructions of the teacher and under her supervision.
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology can be done as contact teaching modality and also as distance learning modality
Contact teaching modality:
- Class attendance (compulsory attendance) and participation
- Execution of the activities asked during the course
- Written exam
Distance learning course modality:
-Written exam: 100%
Grading scale from 0 to 5.
Spanish Pronunciation must be done as contact teaching modality:
-Class attendance (100%) and participation. One justified absence can be compensated with a written/oral task.
-Spanish native speakers will replace contact teaching by one or two writing reports.
Grading scale: pass/non-pass.
-The course Spanish Phonetics and Phonology will be offered in the form of contact teaching and distance learning course: contact teaching requires 85% of attendance and an exam; distance learning teaching only requires an exam.
-The course Spanish Pronunciation will be only offered as contact teaching. 100% of attendance is required. Spanish native speakers will replace this course by one or two reports based on literature about teaching and learning Spanish Pronunciation as L2.