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18.12.2019 at 09:00 - 7.1.2020 at 23:59


Fri 17.1.2020
12:30 - 14:30



Bachelor’s Programme in Languages.

Spanish Philology.

Only for students of Spanish Philology.

Spanish Grammar and Spanish Morphosyntax (from Basic Studies) have to be completed before starting this subject.

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

-identify and classify syntactic units and their functions;

-analyze the structure of compose and complex sentences as well of the structure of different texts;

-understand the internal cohesion and coherence of texts and will be able to relate sentence organization with text/discourse organization.

It is recommended to complete this course after having completed Oral and Written Communication I and while completing (or after having completed) Oral and Written Communication II and Spanish in Context (Pragmatics and Colloquial Spanish).

The course will last 2 periods. Exact number of hours will be established later.

The course will be offered every year.

The course will start with a review of the structure of simple sentences.

It will dealt with the organization of simple sentences to form compose and complex sentences and it will reach the organization of sentences in texts.

Along these lines, the course will focuses on:

-Sentence organization: completive subordinate constructions with the particle “que” or with an infinitive; indirect interrogative (and exclamative) subordinate constructions; relative subordinate constructions; adverbial subordinate constructions indicating time, space and manner; adverbial subordinate constructions indicating cause, consequence, finality, condition, concession, and comparison.

-Between sentence organization and discourse organization: how to express addition, alternation and opposition.

-Beyond sentence organization. The organization fo the discourse: typical particles from planned discourse, typical particles from conversation.

Recommended literature:

Borrego Nieto (dir.) (2013): Gramática de referencia para la enseñanza del español. La combinación de oraciones. Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca.

Lessons given by the teacher, individual practices and working group tasks guided by the teacher.

Teacher’s activities will be documented in Moodle.

Contact teaching modality:

- Class attendance and participation

- Execution of the activities asked during the course

- Final exam and/or final work

Distance learning course modality:

-Written exam: 100%

Grading scale from 0 to 5.

The course will be offered in the form of contact teaching and it can be taken as a distance learning course.

Methods of completion:

-contact teaching modality: assistance to lessons (a minimum of 85%), completion of individual and group activities and final work or exam.

-distance learning course: final exam.