Spanish and Portuguese | The Structure of Spanish
S427 | 15358 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos
HISP-S 427 The Structure of Spanish (3 credits) LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite: S326 or equivalent.
Syntax represents one of the core areas of linguistics and is
broadly defined as the study of the combinatorial properties of
sentences. It examines the internal structure of the sentence
(simple and compound). After an examination of the fundamental
concepts of morphology with regard to the internal structure of
lexical categories (noun, verb, adjective, pronouns, adverbs,
preposition, conjunction), the course will analyze how these words
combine to form syntactic categories at the sentence level (noun
phrase, verb phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase,
prepositional phrase). Some of the topics include: grammatical
categories, functions, simple sentences, and compound sentences.
Variation of syntax in the Spanish speaking world would be
examined. Overall, knowledge of syntax is aimed at creating an
awareness of the syntactic system and variation present across the
HISP-S 427 #15358 11:15A-12:30P TR BH 336 Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos
Note: This course carries the N & M distribution.