Spanish and Portuguese | Hispanic Colloquium
S495 | 11538 | Professor Kimberly Geeslin


HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium   (3 credits)       LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite:  S310 or equivalent for those students who
matriculated prior to Summer 2003.
S326 for those students who matriculated Summer 2003
or after.

TOPIC:  Second Language Acquisition in Spanish

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of the
acquisition of Spanish. Concepts such as interlanguage, error
analysis, stages of development, language transfer and language
universals will be explored. The course will also trace development
from Behaviorist theories to more current approaches such as
Cognitivist, Functionalist and Variationist approaches to learner
language. The focus of the class will be on learners of Spanish and
all application activities will include examples of second language
Spanish. Time will be dedicated to the analysis of structures that
present challenges to learners from all levels of grammar. Class
time will be divided in lectures, discussion, and practical hands-on
activities designed to apply theoretical knowledge to practice.
Students will be evaluated based on participation, in-class and
homework activities, examinations, and a final project.

HISP-S 495 #11538 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA  Professor Kimberly Geeslin

Note:  This course meets jointly with HISP-S 498 Readings for
Honors, #8122.