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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Spring 2008

SPN 383M • Spanish Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
48430 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
BEN 1.118

Course Description

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 Policy

Grading system: Research project 50% Paper presentation 20% Article presentations 15% Class discussion and preparation 15%


Readings will be based on a packet made by the instructor. A background text will also be required.


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