Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 8122 | Professor Kimberly Geeslin


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (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.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish. This HISP-
S 498, #8122 meets with HISP-S 495 Hispanic Colloquium, Topic:
Second Language Acquisition in Spanish. If you are leaning toward
Linguistics for your background on your honors thesis, you may want
to consider taking this HISP-S 498 course.

HISP-S 498 #8122 1:00P-2:15P TR Room=TBA  Professor Kimberly Geeslin

Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail
kallgood@indiana.edu.

Descriptions for HISP-S 495 follows:

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.