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BAFrench and Spanish (Linguistic Studies)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Combining French with Spanish gives you the opportunity of studying two influential European cultures and their hugely important languages. Studying Spanish and French at Southampton offers you real insights into the cultures and societies of the larger Spanish- and French-speaking worlds, and sharpens your understanding of their commonalities and differences.

It is also possible to study Spanish ab initio in combined honours courses and with accelerated language stages you will reach graduate-level language competence. Strong candidates with grade A in French A level but no previous knowledge of Spanish will be considered for accelerated undergraduate-level Spanish language courses.

In the BA French and Spanish (Linguistic Studies) degree, your language learning is complemented by modules in linguistics. Linguistics describes an approach to the study of language which involves detailed, principled (sometimes termed ‘scientific’) analysis. The scope of linguistics is broad and varied, accommodating many different facets of language structure, language use, language change, language acquisition, and language teaching. In linguistics modules you will have the opportunity to explore many of these subfields of linguistics, from the ‘nuts and bolts’ of language (such as the articulations of the mouth involved in speech, and the principles underlying the structure of sentences), to how its properties are acquired as a first language and as a second language; from how language varies according to its speakers, to the social contexts in which discourse is embedded.

In linguistics option modules on the BA French and Spanish (Linguistic Studies) degree course, you will study linguistics from a general perspective, examining concepts and theories that extend across the languages of the world. You will also study linguistics from the perspective of French and Spanish specifically, in modules such as “The Making of Modern French”, “Exploring French Linguistics”, “Literacy as Social Practice in the French-speaking World”, “The Languages of the Spanish-Speaking World”, “Exploring Spanish Linguistics”, “Power and Discourse in Spanish-speaking Societies”, “Transatlantic Crossings: Linguistic Variation in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America”, and “Barrios and Borders: Language and Identity amongst US Latinos”.

Programme structure

In year one you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in a unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress.

A special unit in year two will prepare you for your year abroad in year three, and for the academic work you will complete during this year.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into course modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We carefully explain the skills being taught and offer a number of optional employability modules.

Your specialist skills in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States