Course: Language Politics in Spain and Latin America

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Course title Language Politics in Spain and Latin America
Course code KRO/JAZE
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Spanish
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Hotařová Liana, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Language politics in Spanish speaking countries, language contacts. Complete information about the course, electronical materiales included, can be found at:

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 22 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is dedicated to basic problems of language use in society, the problems related to bilinguism and language politics in Spain and Latin America. Special attention will be dedicated to present the situation of indigenous languages in Latin America and their contact with Spanish. The students will obtain new information in this field and will present their own investigation in class.
Analysis of theoretical texts, investigation of language contacts.
Basic knowledge of linguistics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Assitence to classes, presentation, test.
Recommended literature
  • HERRERAS, José Carlos. Lenguas y normalización en Espaňa. Madrid: Gredos, 2006..
  • MACHADO MUŇOZ, Santiango. Hablamos la misma lengua: Historia política del espaňol en América, desde la conquista a las independencias. Barcelona: Crítica, 2017..

Study plans that include the course
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