Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 11358 | Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer
HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisites: S310 or equivalent.
This course provides a general introduction to the field of Hispanic
Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of
linguistics in order to prepare students for future courses in
Hispanic Linguistics. After an introduction on the nature of
language and to the field of linguistics, the course provides a
description of the sound system of Spanish through the study of
phonetics and phonology. This unit includes the presentation of the
principles of phonetic transcription as well as important
phonological processes. Next, basic concepts in morphology, the
structure of words, will be examined, including a description of the
general principles of the formation of nouns, adjectives, adverbs,
and verbs. Then, in order to examine how words combine at the
sentence level, we will study the basic concepts of sentence
structure (syntax) and its connection to meaning (semantics). The
course ends with an overview of some of the basic concepts of
language use in context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation
This course carries N & M Credit.
Note to majors who started at IU prior to Fall 2003: HISP-S 326 can
fulfill the 400-level linguistics requirement.
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