1st Edition

Lingüística hispánica actual Guía didáctica y materiales de apoyo

By Javier Muñoz-Basols, Manel Lacorte Copyright 2018
    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    340 Pages
    by Routledge

    Lingüística hispánica actual provides step-by-step instructions on how to plan, design, and teach introductory Hispanic Linguistics courses.

    It is a versatile resource, which can be used in conjunction with Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica. It contains an answer key for all the activities in the main textbook. It also includes additional activities, with clear and accessible explanations for students and instructors, and can accompany other existing texts and courses on Hispanic Linguistics.

    Features include:

    • A comprehensive selection of materials which gradually introduce students to the main areas of Hispanic Linguistics: General Linguistics, Phonology and Phonetics, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, History of the Spanish Language, Language Variation, and Second Language Acquisition and Language Teaching.

    • A wide range of carefully-crafted classroom and homework activities, essay questions and research projects to engage students and enrich their learning of Hispanic Linguistics.

    • Detailed guidance on how to successfully implement each activity in the classroom, suggestions for how to expand and adapt activities for different needs, and a full annotated answer key for instructors to save time planning and implementing lessons.

    • An extensive bilingual glossary of terms for each of the disciplines covered in the guide helps teachers introduce key concepts and terms in the classroom.

    Lingüística hispánica actual provides a wealth of activities specially designed to make learning Hispanic Linguistics more dynamic and enjoyable for students.

    Capítulo 1 – Conceptos fundamentales: lenguaje, lengua y lingüística Capítulo 2 – Fonología y fonética: los sonidos del español Capítulo 3 – Morfología: la formación de palabras Capítulo 4 – Sintaxis: la estructura de las oraciones Capítulo 5 – Semántica y pragmática: del significado al uso del lenguaje Capítulo 6 – Historia de la lengua: la evolución del idioma Capítulo 7 – Variación: diversidad lingüística y dialectal en el mundo hispanohablante Capítulo 8 – Adquisición: el aprendizaje y la enseñanza de la lengua


    Javier Muñoz-Basols is Senior Instructor in Spanish and Co-ordinator of the Spanish language programme at the University of Oxford, UK

    Manel Lacorte is Associate Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics and Director of the Spanish Language Program at the University of Maryland, USA.

    This guide constitutes an incredible support system for teachers of Hispanic Linguistics. Even the most experienced teachers will appreciate the carefully selected examples and creative activities to reinvigorate their lessons. The activities are replete with references to current research, which will stimulate critical thinking and can be used as the basis for written assignments. Students will appreciate the videos that illustrate language use in context (e.g., misunderstandings, humor, code-switching) and the audio clips that allow them to analyze authentic language samples. The content is reflective of a broad vision of Hispanic Linguistics and the various chapters are connected in interesting and relevant ways. If you strive to teach the subject matter in a way that promotes hands-on linguistic analysis, this guide is an essential resource.

    Eve C. Zyzik, University of California, Santa Cruz, US

    Esta guía, innovadora en su estructura y contenido, se presenta como una excelente herramienta facilitadora para el aprendizaje de los elementos fundamentales pertenecientes al ámbito de la lingüística hispánica. Desde el primer capítulo, el lector dispone de un gran número de actividades e interesantes propuestas de investigación que integran aspectos teóricos en proyectos prácticos y que sirven como ayuda para una mayor comprensión de los conocimientos adquiridos en el aula. En armonía con el texto principal, con esta guía, los autores invitan al lector a que reflexione sobre una concepción moderna, dinámica, original y sencilla del campo de la lingüística hispánica. Sin duda, un texto indispensable diseñado desde la experiencia y el rigor de sus autores, grandes conocedores y profesionales del campo.

    Diego Pascual y Cabo, Texas Tech University, US

    An excellent resource for all those who teach introductory courses on Hispanic Linguistics. Written by an outstanding team of Hispanic linguists who combine deep knowledge of the field with up-to-date pedagogical expertise, this text includes a wealth of engaging student activities to reinforce concepts and expand students’ understanding of linguistics. In addition, the book comprises a wide variety of supplementary information for instructors, including expansion activities that can be used in class; proposals for mini research projects to encourage information exchange via oral presentations, debates, written reports or group work; suggestions for more in-depth readings on primary topics; and, a detailed bilingual glossary that both instructors and students will find helpful. Undoubtedly, the materials and guidance provided to instructors in this text will enhance the teaching of introductory courses on Hispanic linguistics.

    Carol A. Klee, University of Minnesota, US

    La Guía didáctica y materiales de apoyo constituyen una aportación esencial y novedosa para la enseñanza de lingüística hispánica contemporánea. Las secciones de cada capítulo facilitan y orientan la presentación de los materiales por parte del profesor, y refuerzan el aprendizaje de los contenidos conceptuales del texto mediante actividades originales y dinámicas con distintos niveles de complejidad. En su conjunto, la guía y los materiales llenan un gran vacío en el área de la enseñanza de la lingüística hispánica.

    José Camacho, Rutgers University, US

    Offering an impressive range of ancillary materials, discussion questions, classroom activities, essay topics and ideas for further research, this extensive guide is a pedagogical treasure for introductory Hispanic linguistics courses. By delineating clear objectives for learning, the authors skillfully integrate aspects of phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics in lessons that challenge students to reflect upon the form and function of language from both structural and social perspectives. They pose sophisticated theoretical and philosophical questions about the nature of language with ease and candor, and effectively incorporate views from the Academy, mass media, the sciences and popular culture. Students and instructors alike will find themselves engaged with societal debates around language use in the Spanish-speaking world as they confront the intricacies of language acquisition, variation, change, and speaker identity in these pages.

    Andrew Lynch, University of Miami, US