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Content description VCESU197

Spanish: F–10 Sequence / Levels 9 and 10 / Understanding / Language variation and change
Content description
Investigate the variety of languages used in different communities in the Spanish-speaking world, for example, Mapudungun, Basque/Euskera and Náhuatl
  1. recognising that in many Spanish-speaking countries other languages are co-official with Spanish, such as Guaraní in Paraguay, Catalan, Galician and Basque/Euskera in Spain, and Quiché in Guatemala, and investigating the history and issues surrounding such relationships between languages
  2. investigating the status and function of indigenous languages in Spanish-speaking countries, considering issues such as language rights, language death, and revival and reclamation efforts, and drawing comparisons with Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages in Australia
  3. considering how the process of moving between standard/national languages and regional languages such as Catalan or Basque reflects personal, social and political histories
  4. considering the development of Spanglish in communities of Spanish speakers and developing awareness of current debates and discussions around such hybrid forms of languages
  5. exploring the influence of Latin-American popular culture in the United States and the world, for example, cinema, music and TV channels, telenovelas, sport
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