Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 3499 | Professor César Félix-Brasdefer

HISP-S 326  Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or S310 or equivalent

This course provides an introduction to the field of Hispanic
Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of
linguistics. After an introduction to language, the course describes
the organization of the sound system of Spanish (phonetics and
phonology). This unit includes the presentation of the principles of
phonetic transcription as well as important phonological processes.
Next, basic concepts in morphology, the internal structure of words,
will be examined, including a description of the formation of nouns,
adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Then, in order to examine how words
combine at the sentence level, we will study the basic concepts of
sentence structure (syntax) and its connection to meaning
(semantics). The course ends with an overview of language use in
context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation in the Spanish-
speaking world (sociolinguistics).  This course carries CASE N&M
distribution credit.

HISP-S 326  #3499  10:10A-11:00A   MWF   BH 235
Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer