Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 24056 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)
Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent.

This course is an introduction to basic concepts and methodology
used in Spanish Linguistics. The main goal of the course is to
provide students with the opportunity to learn the tools of
linguistic analysis and to apply them to the study of Spanish.
Attention is given to different levels of analysis in linguistics
including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as
well as language variation. Class time is divided between lecture,
problem-solving exercises, and discussion. Evaluation is based on
quizzes, exams, class participation, and homework.  This course
carries N & M credit.

After successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Be able to distinguished the different levels of linguistic
• Be able to identify and use linguistic units at different levels
• Understand and be able to explain the distinction between phonetic
and phonological studies and their units of analysis.
• Understand the basic concepts related to morphology and syntax as
well as their particular units of analysis.
• Recognized the different processes of word formation affixation,
compounding, and morpheme-internal changes.
• Understand basic notions for examining the meaning of words and
• Comprehend the notion of linguistic variation and its effect in
language change
• Understand and be able to explain the situation of bilingual
(Spanish-English) speakers in the USA.
• Understand the basic notions and methodology applied in pragmatic
• Comprehend basic concepts and goals in diachronic studies.
• Develop basic skills for being able to examine critically research
and theoretical aspects in linguistics.

HISP-S326   24056   2:30P-3:45P    TR   Room=TBA
Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003:  HISP-S 326 can
fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.