Iberian and Ibero-American Studies Unit

The Iberian and Ibero-American Studies Unit covers a wide range of topics in the research and teaching of Iberian languages and their variations.

The Unit's research focuses on the following areas:

  • The variation of Iberian languages and historical dialects, specifically regarding lexicology and phonetics
  • Phonetics of the different Castilian norms on a descriptive and contrastive level and as a didactic tool for Spanish
  • Didactics of Iberian languages, primarily Spanish and Portuguese as languages taught at the EII-FTI, and Catalan in a prospective manner
  • Specialised translation between Iberian languages, from French into Iberian languages and from Iberian languages into French
  • French/Spanish and Spanish/French interpretation
  • Contrastive analysis of the linguistic norms and uses of Spanish and French
  • The study of the Iberian and Ibero-American sociolinguistic contexts, and, in particular, of the linguistic policies and ideologies that underlie them
  • The analysis of the orthotypographic and stylistic norms of Iberian languages, and the comparative analysis of these norms with those of French
  • The study of the cultural, social-political and legal fields of the Iberian Peninsula.

Contact person

Faculty secretary
Faculty secretary
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