Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 17393 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits            LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Summer 2003.
S326 for those students who matriculate Summer 2003 or after.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
HISP-S 498, #17393 meets with HISP-S 425 Spanish Phonetics.  If you
are leaning toward Linguistics for your background on your honors
thesis, you may want to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498  #17393 4:00P-5:15P TR Room=TBA Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail

Descriptions for S425 follows:

HISP-S 425  Spanish Phonetics  (3 credits)     LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite: If you matriculated to IU prior to Fall 2003, your
prerequisite for this course is S310 or equivalent.
If you matriculated to IU Fall 2003 or after, your prerequisite for
this course is S326.

This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to Spanish
phonetics and phonology. The main goal of this class is to
understand the sound pattern of Spanish as well as to apply this new
knowledge to the practice of pronunciation. Basic notions such as
the difference between phonetics and phonology, the concepts of
phoneme and allophones will be discussed in class while presenting a
detailed description of segmental phenomena. Furthermore, we will
analyze patterns of intonation and become familiar with notions such
as pitch accent and boundary tones. Practice will be crucial
throughout the semester. Students will be required to work with a
native speaker consultant, to record their own speech, and to
complete simple phonetic analysis of read aloud and conversational
data. The final grade will be based on oral exams, quizzes, written
exams, experimental projects, and active participation in class.