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SPAN 453. Topics in Spanish Linguistics

Credits: 3
Department: Spanish
Description: Fundamental principles of Spanish linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and or history of the language. Required course for Spanish BS students.
Prerequisites: ENGL 361
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Permissions: Permission of instructor
Additional Information: This course is taught in Spanish

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Explain the Spanish language as a system
2. Write phonetic analyses using standard phonemes and allophones in different environments.
3. Contrast the Spanish and English sound systems.
4. Demonstrate advanced-low level of Spanish pronunciation.
5. Demonstrate Spanish suprasegmentals including syllable, stress, and intonation.
6. Articulate the major differences between Peninsular and American dialects.
7. Identify, analyze and use correct morphology and syntax in writing and speaking Spanish.
8. Explain the verbal system in Spanish (including mood, aspect and tense).
9. Explain the pronominal system in Spanish.
10. Identify, analyze and use correct principles from pragmatics and sociolinguistics in writing and speaking Spanish.

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