Spanish and Portuguese | Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
S326 | 10389 | Professor Erik Willis


HISP-S 326  Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics  (3 credits)
Prerequisite:  HISP-S 280 or S310 or equivalent

This course examines the basic linguistic structure of Spanish based
on the principal fields of linguistic studies.  The course begins
with an overview of the characteristics of human language.  Course
topics include the structure and order of words (syntax), the forms
and structure of words (morphology), the sounds of Spanish
(phonetics and phonology) and how they compare with English, and how
Spanish varies across regions, and by social considerations.

Class time is primarily lecture based, but also includes linguistic
exercises, analysis, and discussion.  Course activities include self
analysis of Spanish abilities and comparison with native speakers
(the goal being to improve the studentís language abilities by
contrastive analysis of linguistic structure).  Evaluation is based
on participation, homework assignments, projects, exams and
presentations.


HISP-S 326  #10389  10:20A-11:35A  Daily  BH217  Prof. Erik Willis