Spanish and Portuguese | Spanish Phonetics
S425 | 17308 | Professor Erik Willis


HISP-S 425  Spanish Phonetics  (3 credits)                LINGUSITICS
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Summer 2003.
S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003 or after.

This course studies the sound system of Spanish.  Topics include the
articulatory system, the characteristics and description of Spanish
sounds, the patterns of Spanish sounds, the historical development
of modern Spanish from Latin and the variation of the Spanish sound
system.  Attention will also be given to differences between Spanish
and English sounds.  While not a primary goal of the course, a
deeper understanding of how the Spanish sound system works should
help students obtain a more native-like pronunciation.  Course
evaluation is based on homework assignments, a class project and
presentation, and two exams.

HISP-S 425  #17308 10:10A-11:00A  MWF  BH 317  Prof. Erik Willis
Note:  Above section meets jointly with HISP-S 498 honors, #17311.