American Spanish

American Spanish

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Markič Jasmina

Definiton of key concepts (American Spanish / espanol de América, americanism /americanismo, ibe-roamericano, latinoamericano, hispanoamericano, espanol meridional).
Geographical and historical characteristics of Latin America.
Pre-Columbian cultures and languages.
Theories of the formation of American Spanish.
Relations between the South Spanish dialects (Anda-lusia, Canary Islands) and American Spanish.
Spanish in the Canary Islands.
Amerindian languages and American Spanish.
The influence of African languages and cultures on American Spanish.
Creole languages. The case of palenquero and papia-mento.
The influence of other European languages and cultu-res (Italian, English, Portuguese, French): historical and social causes.
Phonetic and phonological characteristis of American Spanish compared with European Spanish.
Morphosintactic particularities of American Spanish: forms of address, special features in the use of verb tenses and verb periphrases, gerund, diminutives.
Lexical features of American Spanish.
Varieties of American Spanish: Mexican, Colombian and Argentinian varieties.
Spanish in USA. Spanglish.
American Spanish in connection with Slovene.