SPN 383M • Topics in Spanish Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
This course represents an introduction to the fields of Spanish Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics. Students will explore various issues in Spanish pragmatics and discourse analysis, including recent speech act studies, discourse grammar, applications to second language acquisition, implicatures, narrative study, discourse semantics, and other areas. A special focus will be placed on current qualitative research, as well as on research design.
Grading criteria are as follows: Research paper 40% Paper presentation 5% Semester exam 15% Article presentation 15% Review preparation 15% Class discussion and preparation 10%
Readings will be based on a packet made by the instructor. Two background texts will also be required.