2023-2024 / LROM0036-1

Spanish linguistics


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Ernesto Wong García


Aurélie Marsily

Language(s) of instruction

Spanish language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course focuses on the operation of major systems lingusitiques of modern Spanish. It therefore aims to identify some basic mechanisms and describe as completely as possible all the systems that make up Spanish.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To recognize different systems of the Spanish language: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax.

Explain the most relevant phenomena by providing explanatory theories.

Know and be able to use a series of linguistic resources available to students and researchers of the Spanish language.


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Spanish Level B1

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theoretical and practical exercices. 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Duration: 30 hours (1st term)

Location and class schedule:
Thursdays 10h30- 12h30 (salle R100)

Recommended or required readings

(Selected) references

Aronoff, M. / Rees-Miller, J. (2017): The handbook of Linguistics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781119072256.

Bosque, I. (2007): Las categorías gramaticales, Madrid: Síntesis.

Bybee, J. / Beckner, C. (2009): "Usage-Based theory", en Heine, B / Narrog, H., The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199544004.013.0032

Gil Fernández, J. (1988): Los sonidos del lenguaje, Madrid: Síntesis.

Hualde, I. / Olarrea, A. / Escobar, A. M. (2001): Introducción a la lingüística hispánica, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hualde, I. (2013): Los sonidos del español, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mairal Usón, R. / Peña Cervel, M. S. / Cortés Rodríguez, F. J. / Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, F. J. (2010): Teoría lingüística. Métodos, herramientas y paradigmas, Madrid: Editorial universitaria Ramón Aceres.

Muñoz-Basols, J. / Moreno, N. / Taboada, I. / Lacorte, M. (2016): Introducción a la lingüística hispánica actual: teoría y práctica. London: Routledge. 

RAE/ASALE (2009): Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española, Madrid: Real Academia Española/Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española.

Varela Ortega, S. (2005): Morfología léxica: la formación de palabras, Madrid: Gredos.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam (January).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

This course is taught in Spanish.


Aurélie MARSILY (enseignante suppléante)


Lectrice d'espagnol
Bât. A2 Langues et littératures espagnoles et hispano-américaines
place Cockerill 3-5
4000 Liège, vcasanova@uliege.be 

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