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110186 SE Linguistics Seminar (MA) - Spanish (2019S)

Palenque (Colombia): lengua y sociedad criolla en su contexto

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 11 - Romanistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Voraussetzungen lt. Studienplan: MA: s. Studienplan
MA: s. Studienplan; Lehramt (Master): keine
Lehramt (Diplom): Absolvierung der Sprachbeherrschung/ I. Studienabschnitt und der

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max. 25 participants
Language: Spanish

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 26.03. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 02.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 09.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 30.04. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 07.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 14.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 21.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 28.05. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 04.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 18.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8
Tuesday 25.06. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum ROM 2 (3B-EG-21) UniCampus Hof 8

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course provides a detailed overview of the history and grammar of Palenquero, and touches upon its extraordinary relevance for the study of (Black) Latin American Spanish as well as related creoles (Papiamentu on the ABC islands) and Chabacano (in the Philippines). Examines the major hypotheses (e.g., McWhorter’s monogenetic West-Africa genesis model) that have sought to explain the baffling scarcity of Spanish creoles in the New World, and explains how and why Palenque is now playing a major role in pioneering genetic (DNA) studies that link the ancestral origins of Afro-Latino populations to highly specific ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Finally, the course also contextualizes Palenquero within the history of creole studies at large, beginning in the 1980s with Bickerton’s bioprogram hypothesis, and ending with the latest theoretical approaches that are currently in vogue. This will raise perplexing questions that the field of creolistics has been debating for about a decade, including: "Do creole languages really exist (as a typological category)?".

Taught in Spanish and as a "Seminar" (with reading assignments in Spanish and English), this course is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge about creolistics, language contact, Palenquero, Latin America’s slave trade, Spanish multilingualism, and so forth.

The course will draw on Prof. Schwegler’s (numerous) publications on Palenquero, as well as his extensive recordings and transcriptions from Palenque. An important aspect of the Seminar will be to enlighten students about how to acquire (intermediate) speaking command of Palenquero, how collaborative research across multiple disciplines can be carried out successfully, and how and why such work at times poses special challenges and, more importantly, unusual opportunities.

Class meetings will typically consist of a lecture (in Spanish) by Professor Schwegler, with frequent interaction and discussion of topics with the students. Course is highly visual (lots of graphic content in form of PowerPoint presentations, audios, videos, etc.).

Assessment and permitted materials

Benotung:
1 Seminararbeit, 1 Schlussexamen, 1 Referat, mehrere Mini-quizzes für max. 5 Extrapunkte. Notenverteilung wie folgt:
- Gewichtung der Teilleistungen (Summe: 100 Punkte) wenn nicht anders besprochen:
- 40 Punkte: Seminararbeit (15 Seiten)
- 40 Schlussexamen (letzte Woche): Inhalt = assigned Seminar-readings + Schwegler's lectures
- 20 Punkte: Referat (PowerPoint or Prezi presentation)
- 5 Punkte maximal "Extra-credit" for (high) scores on daily (very short) quizzes. See explanation in class.
- keine Wiederholung oder Nachbesserung möglich

Erlaubte Hilfsmittel:
- Schlussexamen: 1 einseitiges Cheat-sheet, ansonst nichts
- Quizzes: kein Hilfsmittel
- Seminararbeit: jegliche relevante Literatur

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Regelmäßige Teilnahme, max. 2 Absenzen mit Entschuldigungsmail
(Nachholen von Referat und Klausur bzw. spätere Abgabe der Arbeit nur mit ärztlichem Attest)
- Vorbereitende Lektüre im Seminarreader
- Aktive Teilnahme an den Einzel- und Gruppenarbeiten sowie den Diskussionen im Plenum

Examination topics

Content of all lectures and all assigned Seminar-readings. May also include materials presented by students in their in-class Referat.

Reading list

All reading materials for class assignments will be distributed by Prof. Schwegler. Readings are in Spanisch and English.

Association in the course directory

Master: MAR 222/321/322 S; MAR 01/03/05/06/07/08/09 a/b; Lehramt (Master): UF MA S 02; Lehramt (Diplom): 691-S

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