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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Summer 2003

SPN f346 • Practical Phonetics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
88965 MTWThF
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
PAR 306

Course Description

A thorough review of Spanish pronunciation, phonetics and oral reading. Recommended for majors in Spanish, particularly for those preparing to teach. For the understanding and study of the theoreticak concepts, Quillis/Fernández, Curso de fonéticac y fonología españolas will be closely followed. Students are responsible for reading, preparing and studying the assigned reading material before coming to class.

The class discussions will be from Abel’s Copies, which supplements the Quillis/Fernández textbook. Tapes for the pronunciation exercises for the book are available for purchase from Batts 4. The students are responsible for practicing the pronunciation exercises before coming to class.

Grading Policy

There will be three one hour and fifteen minutes exams to test the theoretical concepts of the course. The actual pronunciation is tested daily in the classroom on the basis of the student’s own performance. The final grade will be determined as follows: the numerical average of the three exams – worth one third each – will constitute the basic grade. To this number, a maximum of five additional points may be added depending on the student’s class attendance and active class participation both in terms of oral practice and discussion of the theoretical concepts. Thus, a basic grade of 75 – the average of the three exams – could result in a final grade of C or a B, depending on how many additional points the student earns for class attendance and participation.


Required: Quills y Fernández, Curso de fonétca y fonología españolas, Madrid. CSIC, 1964.


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