Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 13409 | Professor Kimberly Geeslin


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)            LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
HISP-S 498, #13409 meets with HISP-S 430 The Acquisition of
Spanish.  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   #13409  Permission  11:15A-12:05P   MWF   BH 247
Prof. Kimberly Geeslin

Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail
kallgood@indiana.edu.

Description for HISP-S 430 follows:

HISP-S 430  The Acquisition of Spanish (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the
acquisition of Spanish. Concepts such as interlanguage, error
analysis, stages of development, language transfer and language
universals will be explored. The course will also trace development
from Behaviorist theories to more current approaches such as
Cognitivist, Functionalist and Variationist approaches to learner
language. The focus of the class will be on learners of Spanish and
all application activities will include examples of second language
Spanish. Time will be dedicated to the analysis of structures that
present challenges to learners from all levels of grammar. Class
time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and practical hands-on
activities designed to apply theoretical knowledge to practice.
Students will be evaluated based on participation, in-class and
homework activities, examinations, and a final project.