It is included in the Master’s degree programme in Languages.
It belongs to Advanced Studies in Spanish Philology (non core studies).
It is located in the thematic unit of Hispanic Sociolinguistics (“Valintaryhmä 3: Hispaaninen sosiolingvistiikka”)
For students of Spanish Philology.
It is opened to other students.
If the student does not come from Spanish Studies, It would be highly recommended that the student is able to read, talk and write in Spanish, and has knowledge about the Spanish and Latin American history and culture.
Other courses that support the further development of the competence provided by this course are those offered in the thematic group with the title “Hispanic Sociolinguistics”: Catalan, Basque or Galician Sociolinguistics; Hispanic Sociolinguistics; Language Politics in the Hispanic World; Spanish in Contact.
After completing this course, students will be able to have a deeper understanding of any topic related to the field within the thematic unit of Hispanic Sociolinguistics.
Students will be able to further develop their critical thinking and evaluation of different materials related to the topic under discussion.
Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to different skills required in working life.
It is recommended to do this subject after having studied Hispanic Sociolinguistics.
The course will not be offered every year.
The course will take place when there is a specialist on a topic related to those within “Hispanic Sociolinguistics”.
The exact duration of the course is not fixed.
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the field of linguistic historiography which can be understood as “the interdisciplinary study of the evolutionary course of linguistic knowledge” (Swiggers 2012). In this course, we will examine diverse topics in general linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax), comparative linguistics, linguistic typology, language standardization, lexicography, descriptive linguistics, etc. We will also explore how language, in general, and non-European languages, specifically, were described and analyzed in different periods and different social and intellectual contexts. Geographically, the focus is on Spain and the Spanish colonies, both in the Americas and Asia. Chronologically, we will particularly look at the period between the 16th and 19th centuries, or broadly from the time of the publication of the first Spanish grammar (1492) to the time of independence of the colonized territories. Students are encouraged to work with documental sources reading the materials in the original language (Spanish, Latin and indigenous languages of the Americas and Asia). During the course we will consider methodological and theoretical issues and practical problems related to the activity of performing history of linguistics. The course is directed to students of Ibero-Romance Philology, Latin American Studies, General Linguistics and other related fields. The language of instruction is English.
Literature for the course will be specified later in the beginning of the course.
The teacher will specify the methods in the beginning of the course and how s/he is documenting the activities.
Contact teaching modality:
- Compulsory attendance is required.
- Individual work and/or exam.
General grading scale from 0 to 5.
The course will be only offered in the form of contact teaching. Compulsory attendance is required and a final exam and/or a final work.