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Syllabus 2018-19 - 12313019 - Linguistic Typology (Tipología lingüística)

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DEGREE: Grado en Filología hispánica (12313019)
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

DEGREE: Grado en Estudios ingleses (12213019)
FACULTY: FACULTY OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Linguistic Typology
CODE: 12313019 (*) ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: SALAZAR GARCÍA, VENTURA
DEPARTMENT: U114 - FILOLOGÍA ESPANOLA
FIELD OF STUDY: 575 - LINGÜÍSTICA GENERAL
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: - P: -
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY: HISTORICAL, CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS. 

1.1 Typological approaches.

1.2 Origins and development of Typology.

1.3 Comparing and documenting languages.


2. THE LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD: GENETIC AND AREAL CLASSIFICATIONS.

2.1 Genetic classification: phyla and linguistic families.

2.2 Areal classification: territories with a complex linguistic contact.

 
3. FORMAL AND FUNCTIONAL TYPOLOGICAL PARAMETERS. 

3.1. Formal parameters.

3.2. Functional parameters.


4. LANGUAGE UNIVERSALS AND THE ROLE OF HIERARCHIES. 

4.1 Definition and delimitation of linguistic universals.

4.2. Kinds of substantive universals in languages.

4.3 Hierarchies and priorities.


5. ADDITIONAL IMPLICATIONS: LINGUISTIC RELATIVISM AND DIFFERENTIAL MARKEDNESS (OR "TYPOLOGICAL MARKING") HYPOTHESES.

5.1. Linguistic relativism.

5.2. Markedness Differential in the theory of language acquisition.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The teaching activity of the course is mainly based on exposure and development by the teacher of the contents referred to in the agenda. Nevertheless, and in order to facilitate meaningful learning, classes will be include activities which allow the debate and active participation of students, particularly in practical classes. These practical classes will basically consist in a exemplification of methods and materials handled in the current research in this field. They may include, among others, the following aspects: comparative analysis between languages from data obtained from reference grammars, texts reviews, readings, sources and specialized dictionaries, etc. On the other hand, the Area of General Linguistics organizes complementary academic activities. The activities (conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) that match this course into your schedule will be considered part of the teaching material of the course. Finally, it should be noted that the teacher may offer part of the content of the matter in the form of written photocopiable material. Such a material will be available to students within the space on the web page of the Virtual University, or at one or more reprographic shops in the campus.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Although it has been noted in the previous section that the fundamental aspects of the assessment is conditioned by a negotiation with the students, it should be also take into account that such negotiation must conform to a number of criteria and guidelines that can be fixed in advance.

1. Given that ratings on record are individual and should be academically and/administratively revised, performances must necessarily have an individual author and be produced in an enduring support. That means that jobs in group or exclusively oral-based assessments are not allowed.

2. The evaluation of theoretical content by a continuous evaluation is only viable when the number of students is limited to a few affordable limits. This limit shall be set here, conventionally, in thirty five students. If the number of students enrolled in the course exceeds this figure, the evaluation of theoretical content has to be necessarily performed by means of an exam, in the dates officially stipulated, although other additional procedures could be admitted (control of readings, assistance, volunteer academic essays, etc.).

3. The assessment of the different aspects of the subject will accomodate to certain minimal proportions. In particular, the evaluation of theoretical contents will never be under 50% of the total amount; control of readings, if it exists, will be maximum 20% of the total rating.

4. Evaluation through objective tests (multiple choice tests) leaves open to negotiation with students two possible correction ways:

a) With error penalty, in accordance with the standard statistical formula:

[A - (E/O-1)/N]·10; where: A = hits; E = errors; O = options per item; N = number of items.

b) Without error penalty, but then placing the cut-off point at 60% (i.e., it will be necessary to hit the 60% of items to achieve the 50% of rating).

5. There is no optionality in the evaluative procedures. After being negotiated the assessment system, this is valid for the whole group and will remain in all calls academically linked to it.

6. Regular attendance at practices and theoretical classroom activities, active participation in group activities and elaboration of voluntary academica works will act as a favourable discretionary factor decided by the teacher, to a maximum of 30% of rating. This discretionary component will also perform at the eventual granting of honours ("Matrícula de Honor") in the legally stipulated terms.

7. All evaluation factors not expressly referred to in the present criteria will be subjected to specification during the negotiation process with the group.

 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Toward a typology of European languages. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1990.
    • Notes: Ciudad: Berlín
     (Library)
  • Introducción a la historia de la tipología lingüística. Edition: 1ª. Author: LUQUE DURÁN, Juan de Dios y Francisco J. MANJÓN POZAS . Publisher: Método.
    • Notes: Ciudad: Granada.
     (Library)
  • Approaches to the typology of word classes. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2000..
    • Notes: Ciudad: Berlín
     (Library)
  • Essays on Language Function and Language Type. Edition: 1ª. Author: Joan BYBEE, J. HAIMAN y S. THOMPSON (eds.). Publisher: John Benjamins.
    • Notes: Ciudad: Amsterdam.
     (Library)
  • Introduction à la typologie linguistique . Edition: -. Author: Feuillet, Jack. Publisher: Paris : Honoré Champion, 2006  (Library)
  • Toward a typology of European languages . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin &#59; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1990  (Library)
  • Introducción a la historia de la tipología lingüística. Edition: -. Author: LUQUE DURÁN, Juan de Dios y Francisco J. MANJÓN POZAS . Publisher: Método  (Library)
  • Approaches to the typology of word classes . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin &#59; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2000.  (Library)
  • Essays on Language Function and Language Type. Edition: -. Author: Joan BYBEE, J. HAIMAN y S. THOMPSON (eds.). Publisher: John Benjamins  (Library)
  • Fundamentos de sintaxis tipol?gica. Edition: 1. Author: Carmen Conti Jim?nez. Publisher: S?ntesis  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Possible and probable languages: a generative perspective on linguistic typology. Edition: -. Author: Newmeyer, Frederick J.. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.  (Library)
  • The world's major languages. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: -. Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011  (Library)
  • Universales del lenguaje y tipología lingüística: sintaxis y morfología. Edition: -. Author: Comrie, Bernard. Publisher: Madrid: Gredos, D.L. 1988  (Library)
  • Language universals: with special reference to feature hierarchies. Edition: -. Author: Greenberg, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold). Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2005  (Library)
  • Approaches to the typology of word classes. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2000.  (Library)
  • Possible and probable languages: a generative perspective on linguistic typology . Edition: -. Author: Newmeyer, Frederick J.. Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.  (Library)
  • The World's Major Languages. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Oxford University Press  (Library)
  • Universales del lenguaje y tipología lingüística: sintaxis y morfología. Edition: -. Author: Comrie, Bernard. Publisher: Madrid: Gredos, D.L. 1988  (Library)
  • Language universals: with special reference to feature hierarchies . Edition: -. Author: Greenberg, Joseph H. (Joseph Harold). Publisher: Berlin &#59; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2005  (Library)
  • Approaches to the typology of word classes . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Berlin &#59; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2000.  (Library)