Spanish and Portuguese | Topics in Linguistic Variation and Language in Context
S612 | 25069 | M. Díaz-Campos

Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos

S612	Topics in Linguistic Variation and Language in Context
	Topic: To Be Announced

MW 1:00pm – 2:15pm/class# 25069/3cr./Ballantine 215

This class is an advanced research-oriented course in language
variation and change. A review of current literature and methodology
will be pursued with the idea of applying it to Spanish variation
phenomena in any variety of the Spanish speaking world. During the
semester we will be examining topics such as:

1) The development of sociolinguistic studies in Spanish,
2) Sociolinguistic variation in child language: Becoming part of the
speech community,
3) Understanding the spreading sociolinguistic variation: Frequency
and lexical diffusion,
4) Perceiving variation: Experimental methods for analyzing
phonological variation,
5) Practical application of theoretical concepts: Apparent and real-
time constructs, and
6) The role of style in describing sociolinguistic variation.

Class time will be divided in lecturing, class discussion, and
solving problem exercises.