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13.8.2019 at 09:00 - 4.9.2019 at 23:59


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

Wed 4.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 11.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 18.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 25.9.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 2.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 9.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 16.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 30.10.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 6.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 13.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 20.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 27.11.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 4.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45
Wed 11.12.2019
10:15 - 11:45



Master’s Programme in Languages.

Advanced Studies in Spanish Philology (nuclear).

Only for students of Spanish Philology.

Before taking this course, the student must have been completed:

-all the courses from the basic and intermediate studies of Spanish Philology included in the modules “kielitaito” and kielitide”.

-Spanish History and Culture from Basic Studies

-History and Culture of Spanish America from Intermediate Studies.

Other courses recommended in addition to this course:

-Geographical Varieties of Spanish

-Hispanic Sociolinguistics

-Spanish Corpora and Their Use in Teaching and Research (specially the part that refers to diachronic corpora)

-Spanish Dictionaries and Electronic Lexicography (specially the part referring to historical and etymological dictionaries).

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

- recognize texts from different periods of the Spanish by reasoning and arguing critically;

- use the necessary tools to analyze linguistically historical texts;

- apply her/his reflective and problem-solving skills as well as the critical thinking skills;

- reflect about the multidisciplinary dimension of language evolution and change.

It is recommended after completing the basic and intermediate studies in Spanish. The course will be offered every year.

It will last two periods (14 lessons x 2 h).

The content will deal with the following topics. Some modifications can be done by the teacher at the beginning of the course:

I. External perspective of the evolution and change of the Spanish language (periodization):

- Ideological and social factors that contributed the fragmentation and dialectalization of vulgar latin.

-The origin of Castilian until the period of the School of Translators of Toledo, and from there until the modern Spanish (RAE).

- Origin and evolution of Spanish in America.

II. Internal perspective of the evolution and change of the Spanish language during the different periods:

-Analysis of the evolution of the spelling, the phonetics and the phonology.

-Analysis of the morphologic evolution.

-Analysis of the syntactic evolution.

-Analysis of the semantic evolution and the lexicon.

III. Chronology of the evolution and different periods.

-Medieval Spanish

-Classic Spanish

-Modern Spanish.

Echenique Elizondo, M. T. y Martínez Alcalde, M. J. (2013), Diacronía y Gramática Histórica de la Lengua Española, (2º ed.) Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch.

Ramírez Luengo, José Luis (2007): Breve historia del español de América. Madrid: Arco Libros.

López Morales, Humberto (2005): La aventura del español en América. Madrid, Espasa Calpe.

Abat Nebot, Francisco (2008): Historia general de la lengua española. Valencia: Editorial Tirant lo Blanch.

-Conferences given by the teacher.

-Individual and group activities aimed at the application of the theoretical knowledge.

-Recommended readings.

Contact teaching modality:

- Class attendance and participation

- Execution of the activities asked during the course

- Individual work and/or exam

Distance learning course modality:

-written exam: 100%

General grading scale from 0 to 5.

The course is offered in the form of contact teaching and distance learning course:

-contact teaching:

Compulsory attendance is required + final exam and/or final work

-distance learning course: final exam