Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 8470 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos


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

1. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
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, homework, experiments, and other assignments.

This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.

2. PREREQUISITE:  S280, S310 or equivalent.

3. 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: suffixation,
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.

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