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Content description VCESU195

Spanish: F–10 Sequence / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change
Content description
Analyse how language use in both spoken and written modes varies according to the geographical location and cultural profile of Spanish-speaking communities
  1. comparing texts created for different audiences in different Spanish-speaking regions and countries, or for urban and rural communities, noticing how language reflects ideas, concerns and priorities of specific communities, for example, Alturas de Machu Picchu by Pablo Neruda …labrador, tejedor,. pastor callado: domador de guanacos tutelares: albañil del andamio desafiado…
  2. investigating varieties of language used by members of different Spanish-speaking communities and how they have changed over time
  3. analysing and using language, body language and gestures in culturally appropriate ways specific to Spanish speakers or speakers of Australian English, in forms of expression such as idioms and song lyrics
  4. observing that many Spanish speakers are multilingual and regularly shift between languages to achieve different purposes and to draw on additional communicative resources
  5. recognising that language is used differently to achieve different purposes, for example, the use of contractions, emoticons and acronyms in text messages for the purpose of speed and economy; the use of slang, specialised or inclusive language to establish shared interest or identity
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