Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 4307 | Professor Kimberly Geeslin


S326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)
Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent.

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to Hispanic Linguistics and
establishes the basis for future application of linguistic
principles. The content included is an overview of basic linguistic
properties with a focus on Spanish. The course begins with an
exploration of the sound system of Spanish and its theoretical
representation. Building on this, the discussion continues with
topics in Spanish morphology such as word formation and verbal
inflection. Finally, issues in syntax and semantics are analyzed
both in isolation and in terms of their relationship to each other.
A course pack of article-length readings will be included to
introduce the following areas: historical linguistics, second
language acquisition, semantics, and sociolinguistics.  The goal of
this course is to provide students with a level of knowledge that
enables them to succeed in future Hispanic Linguistics courses.

Course Requirements:
Attendance and Participation  (10%)
Class Presentation  (10%)
Unit Exams  (50%)
Graded Homework  (30%)

S326  #4307  1:25P-2:15P  MWF   BH245   Prof. Kimberly Geeslin

Note to majors who matriculated prior to Fall 2003:  S326 can
fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.