Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 10866 | Professor César Félix-Brasdefer


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors  (3 credits)         LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Fall 2003. S326 for those students who
matriculate Fall 2003 or after.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
S498, section 10866 meets with S425, Spanish Phonetics.  If you are
leaning toward linguistics for your background on your honors
thesis, you may want to consider taking this S498 course.  Contact
Karla Allgood in BH 844 for your permission.

HISP-S 498  #10866  PERMISSION  2:30P-3:20P  MWF   BH 105
Professor César Félix-Brasdefer

Note: This course meets jointly with HISP-S 425.  This HISP-S 498
will count toward the 400-level linguistics requirement.  See S425
description below.


HISP-S 425  Spanish Phonetics (3 credits)          Linguistics
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Fall 2003. S326 for those students who
matriculate Fall 2003 or after.

Course Description:
This course examines the sound system of Spanish with particular
attention to the articulatory properties of vowels and consonants.
The course begins with a description and discussion of fundamental
concepts in Spanish phonetics and phonology with practical
applications for improving the student’s pronunciation of Spanish.
Students will also learn the organs of the vocal tract that are
responsible for the production of sounds. A primary goal of this
course is to learn and practice the general principles of phonetic
transcription which will be applied to samples of different dialects
of the Spanish-Speaking world. Some of the other topics in this
course include: the structure of the syllable, (re)syllabification,
intonation and stress in Spanish, and regular phonological processes
that affect pronunciation at the word, sentence, and discourse
level. In addition, phonological changes which occurred from Old to
Modern Spanish will be analyzed. Finally, this course will examine
and compare phonological variation in different varieties of Spanish
and explain how this variation is subject to both linguistic and
social factors.