Spanish as a Foreign Language in Humanities Studies: Integrating of Lingüistic and Socio-Cultural Elements through Spanish Phraseology

By Maria Jesús Leal.

Published by The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies

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The development of the communicative competence in a foreign language and the study of the linguistic phenomena through the analysis of the pragmatics of discourse is an essential base in the study of Spanish and its role within the Humanities. In the field of the acquisition of Spanish as a second language with academic and didactic purposes, this article presents a reflection on the acquisition of Spanish as a means to understand the multicultural and diverse reality of the Hispanic world reflected in the phraseology and oral discourse. The purpose of this article is to provide professors of Spanish and students with an instrumental knowledge on Spanish idiomaticity in order for them to be proficient in the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of the Spanish language.

Keywords: Phraseology, Idiomaticy, Equivalence,, Multiculturality, Diversity

The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.15-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: January 1, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 592.764KB)).

Dr. Maria Jesús Leal

Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Litertures Department, Hamline University, St Paul, Minnesota, USA

Soy profesora de español en el Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de Hamline Unversity, St Paul, Minnesota.Licenciada en Filología Inglesa en la Univesidad de Valladolid y Doctora en Lingüística Comparada (español-inglés). Mi doctorado y mi investigación actual se centra en el análisis contrastivo de la fraseología española e inglesa, con especial interés en la característica de la idiomaticidad fraseológica. Me interesa la metodología de la enseñanza de español como lengua extranjera y el enfoque multidisciplinar de su docencia incluyendo cine, cultura, música, historia y literatura.