Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 27169 | Professor César Félix-Brasdefer

HISP-S 326 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S280 or 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
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 (sociolinguistics). This course carries N & M

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Prof. César Félix-Brasdefer