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Course description
  LINGUISTICS APPLIED TO ENGLISH AND TO SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

This subject provides students with theories and linguistic perspectives that can be used in the analysis of language for specific purposes or specialised languages, for example pragmalinguistics, sociopragmatics, text linguistics, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, relevance theory, politeness theory or intercultural pragmatics.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand computer terminology for specific applications and contexts applied to the languages of the speciality.
  • CE10 : Use the perspectives, models and analysis techniques that are essential to construct the theoretical framework of Computational Linguistics.
  • CE11 : Use the perspectives, theories and analysis techniques that are essential for constructing the theoretical framework of Forensic Linguistics.
  • CE12 : Use specific computer programs and tools for analysing texts and researching into Computational Linguistics.
  • CE13 : Use specific computer programs and tools for analysing texts and researching into Forensic Linguistics.
  • CE14 : Be able to decipher the main problems of linguistic processing: ambiguity, the linguistic divergences between languages, the generation of natural or genuine texts, and the need to encode and manage large amounts of information to construct the processors.
  • CE15 : Be able to synthesise the stages of analysis of a human language processing system (morpholexical, syntactic-semantic and pragmatic), the main problems and the main methods applied for IFE and EFE.
  • CE18 : Be able to control the idiosyncratic subtleties and cultural/social differences that are essential for interpersonal relationships in academic and professional contexts (cultural values, norms of courtesy, non-verbal communication, etc.).
  • CE19 : Be able to use the communicative and discursive techniques common to most of the discourses of the speciality, which serve to achieve different communicative purposes (argument techniques, presentation description, narrative, explanation, etc.).
  • CE2 : Apply the theories, models and linguistic tools that are relevant for study and research of the IFE.
  • CE21 : Be able to analyse the discourses constructed using the languages of the speciality, in English and Spanish, and establish their qualities and deficiencies according to the parameters studied from different linguistic perspectives.
  • CE23 : Be able to identify the determining features of the voice in oral texts in English and Spanish.
  • CE24 : Be able to write reports and expert linguistic findings.
  • CE25 : Ability to use existing resources to obtain, handle, interpret, manage and transmit information: databases, written and oral corpora, Internet and the ICTs.
  • CE26 : Ability to prepare, manage and control the quality of the applications.
  • CE27 : Be able to use conventional workstations and the most generally-used applications with ease.
  • CE28 : Ability to process large amounts of text using the shell and simple programming languages (awk).
  • CE29 : Ability to use advanced language processing tools: morphological-syntactic analysers (part-of-speech taggers) and syntactic analysers (parsers), as well as the main lexicosemantic resources available (e.g. WordNet).
  • CE3 : Apply the theories, models and linguistic tools that are relevant for study and research of the EFE.
  • CE30 : Ability to process parallel and comparable multilingual corpora.
  • CE31 : Ability to use automatic translators and computer-assisted translation tools intelligently and know how to assess their usefulness in academic and research contents.
  • CE33 : Ability to give an academic presentation orally in English and Spanish in academic and research contexts.
  • CE34 : Ability to identify linguistic or interdisciplinary research problems related to some variety of IFE.
  • CE35 : Ability to identify linguistic or interdisciplinary research problems related to some variety of EFE.
  • CE36 : Ability to apply linguistic knowledge to researching some aspect related to the languages of the speciality (English and Spanish).
  • CE37 : Ability to apply the knowledge acquired of ICTs to research into aspects related to the languages of the speciality (English and Spanish).

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Conceptual or Cognitive

  • CG1 : Know how to apply the main perspectives, theories, techniques and analysis models in the field of interdisciplinary research of linguistics applied to the study of the IFE.
  • CG2 : Know how to apply the main perspectives, theories, techniques and analysis models in the field of interdisciplinary research of linguistics applied to the study of the EFE.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Procedural or Methodological

  • CG3 : Ability to apply the knowledge acquired and solve problems in new or little-known settings within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG4 : Know how to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of giving opinions on the basis of information that may be incomplete or limited and includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities associated with applying one's knowledge and opinions in academic and research contexts.
  • CG5 : Possess the ability for self-learning in the academic and research contexts associated with the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG6 : Capacity to choose or design the right method of work to achieve the goals proposed in the academic and research contexts of the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG7 : Capacity to communicate one's conclusions and the knowledge and reasons that support them to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously in the academic and research contexts of the languages of one's speciality.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Technological

  • CG8 : Use technological resources to acquire, handle, analyse, interpret and transmit information: databases, translators, spell-checkers, tools, word processors, multimedia presentations, etc.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Attitude: Individual

  • CG10 : Capacity to work in interdisciplinary groups in international academic contexts.
  • CG11 : Capacity to adapt to new situations.
  • CG12 : Ethical commitment.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20

Conceptual objectives:

-To know about the different theories and linguistic models, especially those under the "umbrella term" of pragmatics, which may be applied to the study of languages for specific purposes, especially English and Spanish for specific purposes.
-To apply different theories and linguistic models to the analysis of languages for specific purposes, for example legal English/Spanish, business English/Spanish,  English/Spanish for tourism,  English/Spanish for science and technology, English/Spanish for medicine and health sciences, etc.
-To study the relationship between specialised languages and the different professional contexts in which they are used, especially English and Spanish for specific purposes.
-To obtain linguistic training and professional capability for working in contexts, enterprises, and European institutions related.

Procedural objectives

-To be able to design a linguistic and inter-disciplinary research study in the area of English and Spanish for specific purposes.
-To practice, with texts selected, the differences of a linguistic and pragmatic kind that professional discourses exhibit, with the objective of improving and solving the important linguistic-communicative issues that can be found in this kind of discourse.
-To be able to produce and interpret in an adequate way written and oral specialised discourses, both in English and Spanish for specific purposes.

Attitudinal objectives

-To develop a critical but flexible attitude concerning specialised languages, as concerning their presence in the different professional areas.
-To develop a self-critical attitude towards training oneself in an autonomous and permanent manner.
-To be able to update and develop, in an autonomous way, the knowledge related to the models and perspectives related to Spanish and English as specialised languages.
-To develop an ability to collaborate, compromise and be responsible in shared tasks.

 

 

General

Code: 38606
Lecturer responsible:
YUS RAMOS, FRANCISCO BENIGNO
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,80
Practical credits: 1,60
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: SPANISH STUDIES, GENERAL LINGUISTICS AND THEORY OF LITERATURE
    Area: GENERAL LINGUISTICS
    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0,8
  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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