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SPAN/LING 8950: Temas de pragmática y análisis del discurso (Blackwell): Course Objectives (SPAN/LING 8950)

Objectives (SPAN/LING 8950 - Blackwell)

This guide is designed to help you identify key databases for research about pragmatics, context, and discourse in general and for Spanish language in particular.

At the end of the library session, students will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate databases and other sources of reliable information to complete the course assignments.
  • Learn about the different kinds of scholarly publications (monographs, journals, reference manuals, edited volumes, and bibliographies) and, in turn, how to critically assess their reliability and relevance.

Goals (SPAN/LING 8950 - Blackwell)

DUE October 14:

Draft bibliography relevant to the topic of final paper proposal and presentation.

DUE October 28:

Expanded proposal and bibliography (partially annotated) for final paper and presentation.

DUE  December 11 (3:30-6:30 pm):

Final papers due and presentations.

Style Guides (SPAN/LING 8950 - Blackwell)

There are various styles for creating bibliographies and citing authors in your research papers. See here for links to the most commonly used styles.

Among the different styles you will find a link to a short set of examples from the 7th edition for the APA (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association). If you need to know how to cite information from a source that is not listed on this brief guide, you can find copies of the latest edition in both the Main and Science Reference areas, and on the sixth floor of the Main Library (BF76.7 .P83 2020). Beware that earlier editions may not fill the criteria set for this class!

There is no published guide for the preferred style of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), but there is a "Style Sheet" for the organization.

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