Spanish and Portuguese | Readings for Honors
S498 | 8317 | Professor Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo


HISP-S 498 Readings for Honors (3 credits)          LINGUISTICS
Prerequisite: By Permission Only.  S326 or equivalent.

This course is for majors who are doing Honors in Spanish.  This
HISP-S 498, #8317 meets with HISP-S 427 The Structure of 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   #8317    Permission    1:00P-2:15P    TR    WH 109
Prof. Miguel Rodríguez-Mondoñedo
Note:  Contact Karla Allgood in BH 844 for permission or e-mail
kallgood@indiana.edu.

Description for HISP-S 427 follows:

HISP-S 427  The Structure of Spanish  (3 credits)    LINGUISTICS

The course is an introduction to Spanish Syntax. It assumes that
language can be studied in a scientific and formal way, and offers
the tools to achieve this task in the domain of Syntax, using
Spanish as a point of departure. The course has two interdependent
goals. On one hand, we will study the theory of Universal Grammar to
better understand the syntactic properties of Spanish. On the other
hand, we will study the particular properties of Spanish to increase
our understanding of Universal Grammar. To achieve these goals, we
will review the basic principles to express constituency and
syntactic dependencies, as well as the mechanisms to account for
cross-linguistic syntactic variation.