Spanish and Portuguese | Hispanic Colloquium
S495 | 12327 | Professor Manuel Díaz-Campos


HISP-S 495  Hispanic Colloquium  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  S326 or equivalent

Topic: Language variation and language use (Summer)

Recent developments in phonological theory embrace findings from
cognitive linguistics, phonetics and connectionist modeling in
language perception. A usage-based model of phonology challenges
traditional notions well-established in phonological research and
provides new ways of examining forgotten areas such as language
variation. This course explores such recent developments in
phonological theory and its application in the study of sound
change. The first part of the semester will be dedicated to
understand the general ideas of the exemplar theory as proposed by
Bybee (2001) and its implications for the study of language
variation in sociolinguistics. The second part of the semester we
will examine particular variation phenomena with the idea of
implementing exemplar theory to explore and understand these
language changes.

HISP-S 495  #12327 12:00P-2:05P MWR  BH 208 Prof. Manuel Díaz-Campos

Note:  This HISP-S 495 class will meet jointly with our HISP-S 695
class.