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

Spring 2004

SPN 396K • INTRODUCTION TO ROMANCE LINGUISTICS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44030 TH
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Calhoun 21
Hensey

Course Description

A. Introduction: Initial readings about historical linguistics, history and culture of the Romance family of languages, and the Latin language in its various guises (Classic, Vulgar, Late, etc.); “Proto-Romance”. B. Phonology: Study of the phonological characteristics of Latin and selected Romance languages. Latin and early Romance vernaculars in western Europe. Class presentations on various topics. C. Morphology: Study of the morphological characteristics of Latin and selected Romance languages. Early Romance texts. Class presentations on related topics. D. Syntax: Study of the syntactic characteristic of selected Romance languages, and Lexis or comparative vocabulary. Overview of contemporary Romance languages. Class presentations on related topics.

Grading Policy

First research paper reflecting ongoing research in external history, historical or comparative phonology, or phonology of one of the languages. Second research paper reflecting ongoing research in external history, historical or comparative morphology, or morphology of one of the languages. Third research paper reflecting ongoing research in external history, historical or comparative syntax or lexicography, or such topics in one of the languages.

Texts

J. Anderson, Romance historical morphology P. Boyd Bowman, From Latin to Romance in sound charts M. Harris & N. Vincent, The Romance Languages

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