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

Spring 2008

SPN 368L • Spanish Language Structure

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Course Description

The objective of this course is to examine in depth how a sentence (simple and compound) is structured in Spanish. Unit One: Basic Sentence Structure Parts of Speech, Phrasal Categories, and Constituent Structure; Different Types of Verbs (Intransitive, Transitive, Copulative, etc.); Grammatical Functions (Subject, Direct Object, Indrect Object, etc.) Unit Two: Inflection: Agreement and Tense/Aspect Grammatical Categories (person, number and gender) and Agreement; Preterit and Imperfect Unit Three: Different Functions of se Unit Four: Compound Sentences Different kinds of subordinate clauses (Nominal, Adjectival, and Adverbial); Mood Selection in subordinate clauses: Indicative vs. Subjunctive, Subjunctive vs. Infinitive

Grading Policy

Tests (4) (70%) Review Quizzes (10%) Final (15%) Homework (5%)


There is no required textbook for this course. Class lecture will primarily rely on the handouts prepared by the instructor. You can purchase the class packet at IT Copy.


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