Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 28151 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos


HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or 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 will be given to different levels of analysis in
linguistics including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, and language variation. Class time will be divided
between lecture, problem-solving exercises, and discussion.
Evaluation will be based on exams, class participation, and
homework, experiments, and other assignments. This course carries
N & M credit.

GOALS:
After successful completion of this course, the student will:•	Be
able to distinguish the different levels of linguistic analysis
•	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.
•	Recognize the different processes of word formation:
affixation, compounding, and morpheme-internal changes.
•	Understand basic notions for examining the meaning of words
and sentences.
•	Understand regional variation in the Spanish-speaking world.
•	Understand and be able to explain the situation of bilingual
(Spanish-English) speakers in the USA.
•	Develop basic skills for being able to critically examine
research and theoretical aspects of linguistics.

TOPICS:
1.	Introduction to linguistics
2.	Phonetics and phonology
3.	Morpho-syntax
4.	Semantics
5.	Regional variation
6.	Bilingualism in USA


HISP-S 326  #28151  2:30P-3:45P  TR  BH 208  Prof. Manuel D�az-Campos
Note:  This class meets jointly with the Honors section of S326.