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Spanish Linguistics in Trading and Communication (6 points)


Leader: Marisa Cordella

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit focuses on the study and understanding of the communicative rules that govern current trading in Spain and Hispanic America. Lectures explore the discursive similarities that link all Spanish speakers and make students aware of those which may differ as a result of social and political reality and historical evolution. Theoretical knowledge in pragmatics -language in use- and discourse analysis is explored to understand (1) particular discursive features of Hispanic speech, which may influence deference, politeness, directness, indirectness linguistic behaviours (2) Spanish business communication and cross-cultural communication in business.

Assessment: Two tests (equivalent 1350 words): 30% + Research essay (1350 words): 30% + Class presentations (500 words): 10% + Two assessed exercises (1350): 30%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hours per week

Prerequisites: SPN1020 or SPN1080

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