Spanish and Portuguese | Themes in Spanish Linguistics
S712 | 14517 | E. Willis

Professor Erik Willis

S712	Themes in Spanish Linguistics
	Topic: Spanish Laboratory Phonology

MW 4:00pm - 5:15pm/section# 14517/3cr/Location TBA

This course examines issues in the Spanish Phonological system based
on laboratory data.  A portion of the class will be devoted to
reviewing methods and techniques employed by Laboratory Phonology
studies in general, followed by specific topics in Spanish
Phonology.  Spanish topics will include hiatus resolution,
nasalization, the vowel system, lenition, stress and accent, and
intonation.   The skills and methods employed in this course will be
applicable to a variety of phonological research purposes such as
second language acquisition, bilingualism, dialectology and
variation.  A primary goal of the course is to enable students to
conduct original research in Spanish laboratory phonology.

Course requirements include a series of phonetic and phonological
analyses, class presentations, article reviews, and a final research
project.  Course materials include the acoustic analysis software
PRAAT, texts "Phonetic Data Analysis" (2003) and "The Sounds of
Spanish" (2005), and assigned articles.