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Enrol
13.8.2019 at 09:00 - 25.8.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Mon 26.8.2019
09:15 - 15:45
Tue 27.8.2019
09:15 - 15:45
Wed 28.8.2019
09:15 - 15:45
Thu 29.8.2019
09:15 - 15:45

Description

Compulsory course.

Bachelor’s Programme in Languages.

Spanish Philology.

Only for students of Spanish Philology.

Lexical Semantics and Language Practice

It would be advisable that the student has completed Spanish Grammar, Spanish Morphosyntax and Oral and Written Communication I within Basic Studies.

Optional course recommended: Teaching and Learning Linguistic Competencies (thematic unit: Spanish as a second language).

Lexical Semantics:

After completing this subject, the student has learned:

- the importance of the lexicon within linguistics and a detailed knowledge of particular concepts;
- the main systematic relationships that occur between lexical units in relation to their meaning and how to analyze them;
- to reflect critically on: the relationships of the lexicon with morphology or with syntax, the changes of meaning, and the acquisition of the lexicon.
- the necessary skills to expand his/her vocabulary and achieve greater lexical precision.

Language Practice:

After completing this subject, the student has learned:

-to use Spanish language in very different contexts and situations;

-to change from formal to informal registers,

-to exercise her/his cultural skills and knowledge about Spanish speaking countries in a concrete environment.

It is recommended to take Lexical Semantics after completing “kielitaito” and “kielitiede” module of Basic Studies and while doing or after completing the other subjects of “kielitaito” and “kielitiede” module from Intermediate Studies.

It is recommended to take Language Practice while doing the Intermediate Studies.

Lexical Semantics will be offered during one period, 4 h x week or two periods, 2h per week.

Language Practice: This will be completed by staying abroad in a Spanish speaking country. (See Course Completion Methods.)

Lexical Semantics

-The course will present the disciplines that study meaning by focusing on lexical semantics and the study of lexical meaning.
-The concept of lexical ambiguity will be explained.

-The relationships of identity or similarity, of inclusion, as well as of exclusion and opposition among words will be described.

-Syntagmatic relations and the change of meaning will be also addressed.

-Practical activities will be carried out to expand students’ vocabulary and improve their accuracy, fluency, and lexical variety.

Language Practice

Study, employment or residence in the language speaking country.

Lexical Semantics

Recommended literature:

Escandell Vidal, M. Victoria (2007): Apuntes de semántica léxica. Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

Material in Moodle.

Some supplementary reading:

Miguel, Elena de (ed.) (2009): Panorama de la lexicología. Barcelona: Ariel.

Otaola Olano, Concepción (2004): Lexicología y semántica léxica. Teoría y aplicación a la lengua española. Madrid: Ediciones Académicas.

Lexical Semantics

Lessons explained by the teacher and individual or group resolution of tasks on theoretical knowledge under the supervision of the teacher.
The lexicon will be exercised through practical tasks.

Language Practice

(See Course Completion Methods.).

Lexical Semantics

Contact teaching modality:

- Class attendance and participation

- Execution of the activities asked during the course

- Written exam or final work

Distance learning course modality:

-Written exam: 100%

Grading scale from 0 to 5.

Language Practice

Written report about the stay in a Spanish speaking country (See Course Completion Methods.)

Grading scale: pass/non-pass.

Lexical Semantics

The course is offered in the form of contact teaching and as a distance learning course.

In the contact teaching modality students must attend at least 85% of the days the class is offered to be awarded credits and they should complete the individual and work tasks required by the teacher.

In the distance learning modality, students must pass a written exam.

Language Practice

It can consist of either at least a month-long language course (or other language-controlled study) or two months free stay in a Spanish speaking country, or about a month working in the Spanish environment. Free stay can be completed in two parts. Studies, residence or employment report is drawn up according to the instructions given by the coordinator.