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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

HISP-S 326: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
Professor Erik Willis*
Section 6933 MW 11:15am-12:30pm GY 436

*Prerequisite: S280, 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 student's language abilities by contrastive analysis of linguistic structure). Evaluation is based on participation, homework assignments, projects, exams and presentations.

*Note: This course carries CASE N&M distribution credit.
*Note: This class open to Hutton Honors students only.

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