Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. The course will introduce you to the Sociolinguistics of the Spanish language through immersion in the terms and techniques that support it. Your study will focus on the description and analysis of the language in use, in its social context, with special attention given to the Spanish of Chile and the Americas. It will also familiarize you with the methods and applications to achieve a sociolinguistic analysis of Spanish in particular.
Your goals in the course will be to
- Reflect on how language works in its social context.
- Acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge that allows the applicability of the discipline.
- Relate the theory to the reality of spoken Spanish of Chile and the Americas.
- Apply the sociolinguistic methodology to studies of spoken Spanish.
This course meets the Spanish linguistics requirement for Syracuse Spanish majors.