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

Spring 2004

SPN 364L • Applied Linguistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43880 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
BAT 217
DIEHL

Course Description

The goal of this course is for students to develop a knowledge of basic linguistic concepts and principles as applied to teaching Spanish. The course presents an overview of the morphological, syntactic, and semantic systems of Spanish with a focus on areas of greatest difficulty for English speakers.

In addition, students will explore a variety of sociolinguistic aspects of language learning, characteristics of the heritage speaker, and foreign language teaching methodologies. NOTE: Make-up exams will be given in the case of emergency only. Any student who requires accommodation because of a disability may request it. He or she may be asked to present documentation from the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities specifying the special need.

Grading Policy

Exam 1 20% Exam 2 20% Exam 3 15% Presentation 5% Research Paper and Presentation 25% Discussion and Preparation 15%

ATTENDANCE POLICY: After two absences (excused or unexcused), five points will be deducted for each additional absence. I expect you to attend class and to participate.

Texts

Koike, Dale, and Carol Klee, 2003. Lingüística aplicada: Adquisición del español como segunda lengua. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Purchase at the University Co-op.

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